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The surname Gibbins is derived from the name Gibb, a short form of the Norman personal name Gilbert. This name was originally derived from the name Gislebert, which is comprised of the Germanic elements "gisil," which means "hostage" or "noble youth," and "berht," which means "bright" or "famous." The name features the distinctive Irish patronymic prefix "fitz," which means "son of" in Anglo-French. This is derived from the Old French word "fils," which ultimately comes from the Latin word " filius," both of which mean "son." The Gaelic form of the surname Gibbins is Mac Giobúin.

Gibbins Early Origins



The surname Gibbins was first found in counties of Mayo and Limerick, where two distinct families arose shortly after Strongbow invasion of Ireland in 1172. The majority of the family hails from Mayo and were a branch of the great Burke family. They were originally known as MacGibbon Burke. They gave their name to Ballymacgibbon in County Mayo. The Limerick FitzGibbon families are descended from John Fitzgerald, whose three sons became hereditary knights of Desmond in 1333. Two branches of this family, known respectively as the knights of Glin and the knights of Kerry, remained Fitzgeralds. However, the third branch became known by the surname Fitzgibbon and was led by the White Knight, Maurice FitzGibbon, son of Sir Gilbert fitz John, eldest illegitimate son of John FitzGerald, 1st Baron Desmond. The territory of this branch lay in the southeastern corner of Limerick near County Cork.

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Gibbins Spelling Variations


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Gibbins Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations for the name Gibbins include: Fitzgibbon, Fitzgibbons, MacGibbon, Gibbon, Gibbons, Gibben, Gibbens, Gibbin, Gibbins and many more.

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Gibbins Early History


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Gibbins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gibbins research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1419, 1496, 1530, 1543, 1569, 1569, 1552, 1608 and 1596 are included under the topic Early Gibbins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gibbins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gibbins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Maurice Fitzgibbon, 1st White Knight (d. 1357); David Fitzgibbon, 2nd White Knight; John Fitzgibbon, 3rd White Knight; Maurice Fitzgibbon, 4th White Knight (d. 1419); John Fitzgibbon, 5th White Knight; Maurice Mor Fitzgibbon, 6th White Knight(d. 1496); Maurice...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gibbins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The Irish emigration during the late 18th and 19th century contributed to the melting pot of nationalities in North America, and the building of a whole new era of industry and commerce in what was seen as a rich, new land. Ireland's Great Potato Famine resulted in the worst economic and social conditions in the island's history. And in response to the hunger, disease, and poverty, during this decade the total number of emigrants to leave for North America rivaled all the previous years combined. Those from this decade that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Research into early immigration and passenger lists has shown many people bearing the name Gibbins:

Gibbins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ambrose Gibbins, who landed in New Hampshire in 1630
  • James Gibbins, aged 21, arrived in America in 1635
  • Oliff Gibbins, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Oliver Gibbins, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • Tho Gibbins, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gibbins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Gibbins, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Robs Gibbins, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Easther Gibbins, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • John Gibbins, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • Ellin Gibbins, who landed in Virginia in 1725
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gibbins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gibbins, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1853
  • Margaret Gibbins, aged 28, landed in New York in 1854

Gibbins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matilda Gibbins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848
  • Henry Gibbins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850

Gibbins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Gibbins, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibbins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibbins (post 1700)



  • George R. Gibbins, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Missouri State House of Representatives from Andrew County, 1964

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    Other References

    1. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. 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.
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gibbins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gibbins 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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