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The ancestors of the Hibbert family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Norman personal name Hildebert, which is composed of the Germanic elements hild, which meant battle or strife, and berht, which meant bright or famous. One of the first records of the name was Hygbert, the Anglo-Saxon bishop of Lichfield. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Hibbert Early Origins



The surname Hibbert was first found in Cheshire where the Hibberts of Marple and Boirtles claim descent from Paganus Hubert who accompanied Richard Coeur-de-Lion (Richard the Lion Hearted) in the Crusade of 1190. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Hibberts of Marples and Birtles in Cheshire claim descent from Hubert of Curzon in Calvados, a Norman noble who was granted land in Cheshire and also in Nottingham.

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Hibbert Spelling Variations


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Hibbert Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hibbert, Hibart, Hibbard, Hibbart, Hibbet, Hibbets, Hibbett, Hibbotts, Hubert, Hubbert, Hubbard and many more.

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Hibbert Early History


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Hibbert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hibbert research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1757, 1837, 1770, 1849 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Hibbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hibbert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hibbert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hibbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hibbert In Ireland


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Hibbert In Ireland



Some of the Hibbert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Hibbert or a variant listed above:

Hibbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Hibbert, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1636
  • Alice Hibbert settled in Barbados in 1654

Hibbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hibbert, who landed in Leeward Islands in 1733

Hibbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Annie, Henry, James, John, Mary, Prudence, Thomas Hibbert, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Hibbert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hibbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Caroline Hibbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • James Hibbert, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia

Hibbert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Hibbert, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Mary Hibbert, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Rogers P Hibbert arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred The Great" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hibbert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hibbert (post 1700)



  • Stephen Hibbert, English-born American actor and comedy writer
  • Edward Hibbert (b. 1955), American born English actor and literary agent
  • Roy Denzil Hibbert (b. 1986), American professional NBA basketball center
  • Alexander Piers William "Alex" Hibbert (b. 1986), English polar expedition leader
  • James "Jimmy" Hibbert (b. 1956), English television writer and voice actor
  • George Hibbert (1757-1837), English merchant, politician, slave and ship owner, amateur botanist, founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1824
  • David John Hibbert (b. 1986), English former football striker
  • Eleanor Hibbert (1906-1993), English novelist who has written numerous books under the pen names of Jean Plaidy, Philippa Carr, Eleanor Burford and others
  • Sir John Tomlinson "J.T." Hibbert KCB, PC, JP, DL, DCL, (1824-1908), British barrister and Liberal politician, Financial Secretary to the Treasury (1184-1885)
  • Sir Henry Flemming Hibbert (1850-1927), 1st Baronet, a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Chorley (19131918)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Fidem rectumque colendo
Motto Translation: By cultivating fidelity and rectitude.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

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

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