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The lineage of the name Gibney begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Gedney in the county of Lincolnshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English Gyddan-ea, which literally means Gydda's island.

Gibney Early Origins



The surname Gibney was first found in Lincolnshire at Gedney, a village and civil parish in the South Holland district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Gadenai. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today the parish includes the hamlets of Gedney Drove End, Gedney Dyke, Gedney Dawsmere, and Gedney Marsh.

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Gibney Spelling Variations


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Gibney Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gibney has undergone many spelling variations, including Gidney, Gibney, Gedney, Gibbney and others.

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Gibney Early History


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Gibney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gibney research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Gibney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gibney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gibney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gibney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gibney In Ireland


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Gibney In Ireland



Some of the Gibney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gibney were among those contributors:

Gibney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Gibney settled in New York State in 1845 with her husband
  • Owen Gibney, aged 20, landed in New York in 1849
  • James, Lawrence, Michael, Thomas, and William Gibney all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Christopher Gibney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

Gibney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Gibney, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"
  • John Gibney, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • Luke Gibney, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Thomas Gibney, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Thomas Gibney, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibney (post 1700)



  • Nancy Flagg Gibney (1922-1980), American magazine writer and editor, co-owner of Gibney Beach, Hawksnest Bay on St. John, United States Virgin Islands
  • Alex Gibney (b. 1953), American Academy Award winning documentary film director and producer, son of Frank Gibney
  • Frank Bray Gibney (1924-2006), American journalist, editor, writer and scholar
  • Susan Gibney (b. 1961), American actress, perhaps best known for her roles in the Star Trek series
  • William H. Gibney, American politician, First Selectman of Berlin, Connecticut, 1904-15
  • William G. Gibney, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1940
  • Joseph F. Gibney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964
  • John Gibney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 15th District, 1894; Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 3rd District, 1898
  • James Gibney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1948
  • Ella V. Gibney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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