The earliest origins of the name Ibbetson date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons
. The name is derived from the baptismal name Isabel.
Early Origins of the Ibbetson family
The surname Ibbetson 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Ibbetson family
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Ibbetson Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ibbetson include Ibbetson, Ibbotson, Ibbitson, Ibetson, Ibotson, Ibitson, Ibbet, Ibbot, Ibbit, Ibiot, Ibboteson, Ibotessone, Ibbison and many more.
Early Notables of the Ibbetson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ibbetson family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ibbetson or a variant listed above:
Ibbetson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Ibbetson, who arrived in New York in 1798 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Ibbetson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Ibbetson to Philadelphia in 1877
Contemporary Notables of the name Ibbetson (post 1700)
- Bruce Bernard Ibbetson (b. 1953), American Olympic silver medalist rower at the 1984 Summer Olympics
- Captain Levett Landon Boscawen Ibbetson (1799-1869), English century geologist, inventor and soldier
- Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759-1817), British landscape and watercolour painter
- Robert Ibbetson, British colonial governor of the Straits Settlements of Penang, Malacca, and Singapore from 1832 to 1834
- Arthur Ibbetson BSC (1922-1997), British Primetime Emmy Award winning, Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominated cinematographer
- Sir Denzil Charles Jelf Ibbetson KCSI (1847-1908), British administrator in India and author, Chief-Commissioner of the Central Provinces and Berar (1898 to 1899) and Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab in 1907
The Ibbetson 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.