Show ContentsHibbins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Hibbins begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived 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 Hibbins family

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

Early History of the Hibbins family

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Hibbins 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. Hibbins has been recorded under many different variations, including Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.

Early Notables of the Hibbins 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...
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United States Hibbins migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hibbins or a variant listed above:

Hibbins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Hibbins, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1640 [1]
Hibbins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Hibbins, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]

West Indies Hibbins migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Hibbins Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • James Hibbins, aged 17, who landed in Barbados in 1635 aboard the ship "Falcon" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hibbins (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. Joy Hibbins B.E.M., British Founder for Suicide Crisis, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Vulnerable People [3]
  • Geoff Hibbins (b. 1929), former Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda (1952-1954)
  • Samuel Peter "Sam" Hibbins (b. 1982), Australian politician, Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Prahran (2014-)
  • Frederick Newton Hibbins (1890-1969), British bronze medalist cross country runner at the 1912 Olympic Games

  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)
  3. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook