Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Gipps family. The name Gipps is derived 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.
Early Origins of the Gipps family
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 Gipps family
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Gipps Spelling Variations
hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Gipps has been spelled Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs, Gibbes and others.
Early Notables of the Gipps family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gipps family to Ireland
Some of the Gipps family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gipps family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Gipps: 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 Gipps 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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