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Hibbs is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Isabella. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Hibbs Early Origins



The surname Hibbs was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hibbs Spelling Variations


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Hibbs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hibbs have been found, including Hibbs, Hebbs, Hibs, Habbs and others.

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Hibbs Early History


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Hibbs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hibbs research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1442 is included under the topic Early Hibbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hibbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hibbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hibbs Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hibbs, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Hibbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hibbs who was a servant sent to the plantations in Virginia in 1672
  • William Hibbs, who arrived in New Jersey in 1677
  • John Hibbs, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • William Hibbs, who landed in New Jersey in 1677

Hibbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hibbs, who arrived in Washington DC in 1830
  • Charles Hibbs, who arrived in Washington, DC in 1830
  • Samuel Hibbs, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865

Hibbs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Hibbs, aged 21, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hibbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hibbs (post 1700)



  • Major-General Louis Emerson Hibbs (1893-1970), American Commandant of the Field Artillery School (1945-1946)
  • Ben Hibbs (1901-1975), American long-time editor with The Saturday Evening Post and later, Readerís Digest
  • Jeffrey T. Hibbs, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 57th District, 2002, 2004
  • Edward F. Hibbs, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Barry, Maryland, 1863-65
  • D. P. R. Hibbs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1888
  • Charles E. Hibbs, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924, 1932
  • Rex Hibbs, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1960
  • Albert Roach Hibbs (1924-2003), noted American mathematician
  • Robert John Hibbs (1943-1966), American military officer and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Loren Hibbs (b. 1961), American baseball player and coach
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hibbs Historic Events


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Hibbs Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Richard A Hibbs, English Midshipman serving for the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Francis H F Hibbs (b. 1908), English Corporal serving for the Royal Marine from Highcliffe, Christchurch, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

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