Gib History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Gib surname is thought to have evolved in Britain, from the common medieval personal names Gibbon, or Gib. There was also a place named Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, listed in the Great Domesday Book of 1086, and the surname may have been taken on from the place name.
Alternatively, the name may be a nickname as this source explains: "as Tib was the name for a female cat, so was Gib for a male, but the distinction was gradually forgotten." 
And a few sources note that the name is "a pet form of Gilbert (pledge, bright)"   
Early Origins of the Gib family
The surname Gib was first found in Southern England, where a Ralph Gibiun (or Gibbewin) was on record in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire in 1176. Geoffrey Gibewin (Gibwin) was listed several times in Curia Regis Rolls, in Somerset in 1196, in Northamptonshire in 1208, and in Buckinghamshire in 1213. A Gibbe de Huckenhale was on record in the Pipe Rolls of Northamptonshire of 1179. 
The Writs of Parliament list Adam Gibbe, 1311, but no place name. 
Early History of the Gib family
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Gib Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gibbon, Gibbons, Gib, Gibb, Gibbs and others.
Early Notables of the Gib family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Gibbon or Guybon, who was Sheriff of Norfolk in 1513; Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), English composer and organist at Westminster Abbey; and Ellis Gibbons (1573-1603), an English composer, one of the older brothers of Orlando Gibbons.
Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676), was an English composer and organist; and Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), English (Rotterdam-born from English parents) wood-carver and sculptor, regarded as England's foremost decorative wood-carver.
Charles Gibbon (fl. 1589-1604), was a miscellaneous writer, was a member of Cambridge University, but there is no record of his having...
Migration of the Gib family to Ireland
Some of the Gib family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.