Gebbie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Important Dates for the Gebbie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gebbie research. Another 95 words (7 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.

Gebbie Spelling Variations

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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Gebbie migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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
  • Mrs. Susan Gebbie, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 27th April 1860 [1]
  • Mr. Gebbie, Jr., Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 27th April 1860 [1]
  • Miss Gebbie, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 27th April 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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