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The name Hebbs is 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 Hebbs family

The surname Hebbs 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 Hebbs family

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Hebbs Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hebbs include Hebb, Hebbs and others.

Early Notables of the Hebbs family (pre 1700)

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United States Hebbs migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hebbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Hebbs, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Hebbs, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [4]

  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)
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook