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Hebbes is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the name Hebb, which is an abbreviation of Hebert, a form of the personal names Hubert and Herbert. 1

Early Origins of the Hebbes family

The surname Hebbes was first found in Yorkshire where the first record of the name appears as a forename as in Hebbe Capell in 1284. At about the same time, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included a listing for Herberdus, Juliana Hebbe in Huntingdonshire. 2 A few years later, the same person was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. 3

Later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included Alicia Hebbe and Ricardus Hebson. 2

Early History of the Hebbes family

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Hebbes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hebbes have been found, including Hebb, Hebbs and others.

Early Notables of the Hebbes family

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Migration of the Hebbes family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hebbes, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Jacob Hebb settled in Philadelphia in 1796; Mathew Hebb settled in New England in 1770; Thomas Hebbs settled in Virginia in 1623.

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook