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
, 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
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
The surname Gebb was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gebb family
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Gebb Spelling Variations
Before the last few 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.Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- William Gebb, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) POICTIERS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Poictiers.htm