Ibbison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Ibbison was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name 'Isabel' as in 'the son of Isabel.' [1]

Early Origins of the Ibbison family

The surname Ibbison was first found in Yorkshire, where they were an important north country family with a rich and unique history. 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 well-wooded park, overlooking the river Wharfe." [2]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included listings as a forename and surname in a wide variety of spellings: Johannes Ibotteson; Ibot Baker; Ibota Waferer; Robertus Ibbotson; and Matilda Ibot, doghter (daughter). [1]

John Ibotessone was found in Nottinghamshire in 1392. [3]

As one might suspect, the "son" was added at some point as the root of the name was indeed recorded earlier. Ybot and Ibbota were found in Yorkshire in 1286 and 1314, and in 1415 Roger Ybott was registered in London. [3]

Early History of the Ibbison family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ibbison research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1392, 1397, 1399, 1596, 1695, 1759, 1800, 1825, 1680, 1680, 1695, 1699, 1700, 1703 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Ibbison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ibbison Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ibbison include Ibbetson, Ibbotson, Ibbitson, Ibetson, Ibotson, Ibitson, Ibbet, Ibbot, Ibbit, Ibiot, Ibboteson, Ibotessone, Ibbison and many more.

Early Notables of the Ibbison family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Benjamin Ibbot (1680-125), English divine, son of Thomas Ibbot, vicar of Swaffham and rector of Beachamwell, Norfolk, was born at Beachamwell in 1680. He was admitted at Clare Hall, Cambridge, 25 July 1695. Having graduated B.A. in 1699, he migrated to Corpus Christi College in 1700...
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ibbison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ibbison family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ibbison were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Persival, Elizabeth and Anne Ibotson, who sailed to Virginia in 1623. Arthur William Ibbotson sailed to Philadelphia in 1852; Harvey Ibbotson to Philadelphia in 1854.



The Ibbison 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.


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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