Anglo-Saxon name Gebb comes from the baptismal name Geoffery. The surname Gebb referred to the son of Geoffrey which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Gebb family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Gebb family
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Gebb Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gebb were recorded, including Jebb, Jeb, Jebbe, Gebbe, Gebb and others.
Early Notables of the Gebb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gebb family to Ireland
Some of the Gebb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gebb family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gebb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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