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Where did the English Hibbens family come from? What is the English Hibbens family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hibbens family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hibbens family history?

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.


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.

First found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hibbens research. Another 67 words (5 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.


Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hibbens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


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The Hibbens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hibbens 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 23 July 2013 at 10:06.

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