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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The saga of the Gibb family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Gibb name is derived from Gibb, which is a pet form of the personal name Gilbert. This name is derived from the Old English forenames Gislberht and Gislbeorht, which mean bright hostage.

Gibb Early Origins



The surname Gibb was first found in Inverness-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) divided between the present day Scottish Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles, and consisting of a large northern mainland area and various island areas off the west coast, the shire was anciently both a Pictish and Norwegian stronghold, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Gibb Spelling Variations


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Gibb Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Gibb has appeared Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs, Gibbes and others.

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Gibb Early History


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Gibb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gibb research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1521, 1585, 1622, 1689, 1654, 1656 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Gibb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gibb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gibb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gibb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gibb In Ireland


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Gibb In Ireland



Some of the Gibb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Gibb:

Gibb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Gibb, who joined the "Gardiners," who bought Long Island from the native North Americans in 1655
  • James Gibb, who came to Maryland in 1674
  • John Gibb, who arrived in East New Jersey in 1685

Gibb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Gibb, who came to Maryland in 1730

Gibb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gibb, who landed in America in 1801
  • John Gibb, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • David Gibb, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • Andrew Gibb, who landed in Mississippi in 1844

Gibb Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Gibb, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Gibb Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Gibb, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833

Gibb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Gibb, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • William Gibb arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840
  • Henry William Gibb arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fama" in 1841
  • James Gordon Gibb, aged 41, a cabinet maker, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Elizabeth Gibb, aged 42, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gibb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Gibb, aged 25, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Mary Gibb, aged 19, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • John Gibb arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867
  • George Gibb, aged 41, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Matilda Gibb, aged 41, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibb (post 1700)



  • Matthew Gibb, American politician, Supervisor of Orion Township, Michigan, 2009
  • Laurence V. Gibb (1899-1967), American Republican politician, Justice of the peace; Investigator
  • David N. Gibb (1806-1886), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1866, 1868-69
  • Sir Alexander Gibb (1872-1958), Scottish civil engineer, fifth generation in a line of civil engineers begun by his great-great-grandfather William (1736-91)
  • Sir Andrew Dewar Gibb (1888-1974), Scottish jurist probably best known for his position as chairman of the Scottish National Party (1936-40)
  • Sir Frank Gibb (1928-2013), British construction executive, CEO and Chairman of Taylor Woodrow
  • Andrew Roy Gibb (1958-1988), English born, Australian singer, one of the "the BeeGees"
  • Barry Gibb CBE (b. 1946), one of the English born brothers who made up the singing group "the BeeGees," as well as their brother Andrew Roy Gibb (1958-1988), English born, Australian singer
  • Maurice Ermnest Gibb CBE (1950-2003), English-born, Australian brother who made up the singing group "the BeeGees"
  • Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (1950-2012), English-born, Australian brother who made up the singing group "the BeeGees"

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Gibb Historic Events


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Gibb Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley D Gibb (b. 1919), Scottish Wireman serving for the Royal Navy from Dundee, Angus, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tenax propositi
Motto Translation: Firm of purpose.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Gibb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gibb 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.

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