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The distinguished Old English surname Gebbie means "of Gopheye," and indicates someone who hails from the town of Gopheye in Dorset.

Gebbie Early Origins



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.

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Gebbie Spelling Variations


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Gebbie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guppy, Goobie, Gophy, Gophie, Guppey, Gooby, Goby, Gobey, Guby, Gube and many more.

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Gebbie Early History


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Gebbie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gebbie research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1392 is included under the topic Early Gebbie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gebbie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gebbie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gebbie 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gebbie (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Gebbie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gebbie 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 August 2016 at 10:39.

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