The history of the ancestors of the Gibbay family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland
. The name Gibbay comes from Gibb, which is a pet form of the personal name Gilbert.
This name is derived from the Old English forenames Gislberht
which mean bright hostage.
Early Origins of the Gibbay family
The surname Gibbay 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.
Early History of the Gibbay family
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Gibbay Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Gibbay include Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs, Gibbes and others.
Early Notables of the Gibbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gibbay family to Ireland
Some of the Gibbay 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.
Migration of the Gibbay family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Gibbay: 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.
The Gibbay 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.