The distinguished Old English surname Gebbie means "of Gopheye," and indicates someone who hails from the town of Gopheye in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Gebbie family
The surname Gebbie was first found in Dorset
, where thee family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, many Saxon surnames survived and the family name Gebbie was first referenced in the year 1327, when Nicholas Gopheye held estates in Somerset
whence they had moved from Dorset.
Early History of the Gebbie family
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Gebbie Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Guppy, Goobie, Gophy, Gophie, Guppey, Gooby, Goby, Gobey, Guby, Gube and many more.
Early Notables of the Gebbie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gebbie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gebbie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Gebbie, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Maria Gebbie, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Elizabeth Gebbie, aged 58, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Constance" in 1862
- Catherine Gebbie, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Constance" in 1862
Contemporary Notables of the name Gebbie (post 1700)
- Katharine Blodgett Gebbie (1932-2016), American astrophysicist and founding Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Robert Gebbie (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
- Kristine Moore Gebbie DrPH, RN, American Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing
- Melinda Gebbie, American comics artist and writer, best known for Lost Girls, a three-volume graphic novel
- Sir Frederick St John Gebbie CIE (1871-1939), British civil engineer in India