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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Gibbes lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Gibbes comes 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.

Gibbes Early Origins



The surname Gibbes 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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Gibbes Spelling Variations


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Gibbes Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Gibbes has been spelled Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs, Gibbes and others.

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Gibbes Early History


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Gibbes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gibbes 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 Gibbes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gibbes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gibbes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gibbes In Ireland


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Gibbes In Ireland



Some of the Gibbes 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Gibbes:

Gibbes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Gibbes was elected Governor of South Carolina in 1709

Gibbes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gibbes, who arrived in Virginia in 1887

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibbes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibbes (post 1700)



  • Wade H. Gibbes, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Columbia, South Carolina, 1885-89
  • H. H. Gibbes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1944
  • C. Denton Gibbes Jr., American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1956

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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



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Gibbes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gibbes 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 9 November 2015 at 09:42.

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