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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Gibbard came from the baptismal name son of Gilbert. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Gibbard Early Origins



The surname Gibbard was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Gibbard Spelling Variations


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Gibbard Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gibbard has been recorded under many different variations, including Gibbard, Gibbert, Gibert, Gybbard, Gybbert and many more.

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Gibbard Early History


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Gibbard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gibbard research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1239, 1273, 1307, 1533, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Gibbard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gibbard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gibbard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gibbard 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gibbard or a variant listed above:

Gibbard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Gibbard settled in New Haven, Conn. in 1640
  • William Gibbard, who arrived in Connecticut in 1657

Gibbard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Gibbard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Thomas Gibbard, who landed in America in 1770
  • Thomas and Henry Gibbard landed in Virginia in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibbard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibbard (post 1700)



  • Les Gibbard (1945-2010), New Zealand-born, British political cartoonist, journalist, illustrator and animator
  • Allan Gibbard (b. 1942), Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Gibbard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gibbard 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 27 September 2016 at 14:56.

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