Hebson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hebson is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that 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 Hebson family

The surname Hebson 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 Hebson family

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Hebson Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hebson has been recorded under many different variations, including Hebb, Hebbs and others.

Early Notables of the Hebson family (pre 1700)

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West Indies Hebson migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Hebson Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Hebson, who landed in Barbados in 1768 [5]


  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. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  5. ^ 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)


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