The name Hibin was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It 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.
Early Origins of the Hibin family
The surname Hibin was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hibin family
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Hibin Spelling Variations
Hibin has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hibin have been found, including Hobbins, Hobbin, Hobbis, Hobbiss, Hoben and others.
Early Notables of the Hibin 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... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hibin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hibin family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hibins to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Hobin, who sailed to Barbados, Joane Hobbin, to Virginia in 1660; Peter Hobben to Philadelphia in 1754; Mary Hobbin to Boston in 1849; John Hobin to Philadelphia in 1859.