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The name Ebbs belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived near one or more notable aspen trees. The surname Ebbs is derived from the Old English word ępse, which means aspen. The surname may also be a nickname in jest, for a timid person, referring to the trembling leaves of the tree.

Ebbs Early Origins



The surname Ebbs was first found in the county of Middlesex in southern England where they held a family seat from very ancient times. During the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, unlike many Saxon families, bearers of this name managed to hold onto much of their holdings and these are recorded in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census taken in 1086 by King William of all land holders.

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Ebbs Spelling Variations


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Ebbs Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ebbs include Apps, Apse, Abbs, Abb, App, Apsey, Epps, Ebbs, Epsey, Epp and many more.

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Ebbs Early History


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Ebbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ebbs research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1307 is included under the topic Early Ebbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ebbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ebbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ebbs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ebbs were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Ebbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Ebbs, who arrived in Maryland in 1633-1641
  • Matthew Ebbs, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • Hannah Ebbs, who arrived in Maryland in 1665

Ebbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Edward Ebbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • Sarah Ann Ebbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • Edward Montague Ebbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • Alfred Howard Ebbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ebbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ebbs (post 1700)



  • George Ebbs, Irish footballer who played in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Katherine Ebbs (b. 1993), Australian footballer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In Te Domine Speravi
Motto Translation: In thee, O Lord, I have placed my hope.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Ebbs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ebbs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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