Hibberson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Hibberson begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Isabel.

Early Origins of the Hibberson family

The surname Hibberson was first found in Yorkshire, where they were a major north country family. By example, "Denton Park, the property of Sir Charles Ibbetson, Bart., lord of the manor, is a handsome mansion, built in 1760, and situated in a wellwooded park, overlooking the river Wharfe." [1]

Early History of the Hibberson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hibberson research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1392, 1397, 1399, 1596, 1695, 1759, 1800 and 1825 are included under the topic Early Hibberson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hibberson 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. Hibberson has been recorded under many different variations, including Ibbetson, Ibbotson, Ibbitson, Ibetson, Ibotson, Ibitson, Ibbet, Ibbot, Ibbit, Ibiot, Ibboteson, Ibotessone, Ibbison and many more.

Early Notables of the Hibberson family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hibberson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Hibberson migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hibberson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Hibberson, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Abraham Hibberson, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843


The Hibberson Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vixi liber et moriar
Motto Translation: I have lived a freeman and will die one.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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