Hibbens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hibbens is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and 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.

Early Origins of the Hibbens family

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

Important Dates for the Hibbens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hibbens research. Another 34 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1770 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Hibbens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hibbens Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hibbens has been spelled many different ways, including Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.

Early Notables of the Hibbens family (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 Hibbens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hibbens migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hibbenss to arrive in North America:

Hibbens Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Hibbens, who arrived in New England in 1633 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ 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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