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Fibbs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Fibbs is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Fibbs comes from the ancient given name Phillip. Phillip derives from the Greek name Phillipos, which derives from the words philein, meaning to love, and hippos, meaning horse.

Early Origins of the Fibbs family

The surname Fibbs was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Fibbs family

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Fibbs Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Phipps, Phipson, Phips and others.

Early Notables of the Fibbs family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Phips (Phipps) (1650-1694), American shipwright, ship's captain, treasure hunter, military leader, the first royally-appointed governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, best remembered for...
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Migration of the Fibbs family to the New World and Oceana

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fibbs or a variant listed above: Francis Phipps, who came to Virginia in 1654; James Phipps, who settled in Maine in 1630; John Phipps, who settled in Virginia in 1654; as well as Thomas Phipps, who came to Barbados in 1655..

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