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The generations and branches of the Hibben family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Hibben comes from Robert. The name is derived from a pet form of the personal name Robert. In England, in the Middle Ages, rhyming was often used as a device. This practice continued on into the 18th and 19th centuries; cockney, a London dialect of the 19th century, used rhymes almost exclusively to get its point across without the "upper classes" knowing what was being said. A common diminutive of Robert is Rob and Hobb.

Hibben Early Origins



The surname Hibben was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Hibben Spelling Variations


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Hibben Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hibben include Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.

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Hibben Early History


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Hibben Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hibben research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1770 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Hibben History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hibben Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hibben Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Agnes Hobbis, who held estates in Huntingdonshire during the reign of Edward 1st; and Ann Hibbins (Hibbens or Brennum Clenums), executed for witchcraft in...

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

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hibben or a variant listed above:

Hibben Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T N Hibben, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hibben (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hibben (post 1700)



  • Paxton Pattison Hibben (1880-1928), American diplomat, journalist, author and humanitarian
  • Samuel Galloway Hibben (1888-1972), American lighting designer and engineer who designed the lighting for the Holland Tunnel, the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument
  • John Grier Hibben (1861-1933), American Presbyterian minister and educator, President of Princeton University from 19121932
  • Frank Cumming Hibben (1910-2002), American archaeologist and author whose research focused on the U.S. Southwest
  • Gil Hibben (b. 1935), American custom knifemaker who designed the first line of Browning hunting knives in 1968, the American Kenpo Knife for Ed Parker, and the Rambo Knife for the films Rambo III and Rambo, President of the Knifemakers' Guild
  • Thomas Hibben, American politician, Mayor of Wilmington, Ohio, 1833-34, 1841-42
  • Samuel E. Hibben, American politician, Member of Ohio State Senate 6th District, 1852-53

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 29 June 2016 at 08:49.

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