Ibbotson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The generations and branches of the Ibbotson family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Ibbotson comes from the baptismal name Isabel.

Early Origins of the Ibbotson family

The surname Ibbotson 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Ibbotson family

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Ibbotson 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 Ibbotson include Ibbetson, Ibbotson, Ibbitson, Ibetson, Ibotson, Ibitson, Ibbet, Ibbot, Ibbit, Ibiot, Ibboteson, Ibotessone, Ibbison and many more.

Early Notables of the Ibbotson family (pre 1700)

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Ibbotson migration to the United States

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 Ibbotson or a variant listed above:

Ibbotson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Ibbotson, who arrived in New York in 1836 [2]
  • Arthur William Ibbotson, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1852
  • Harvey Ibbotson to Philadelphia in 1854

Ibbotson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ibbotson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • James Ibbotson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Ibbotson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ibbotson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Annie Ibbotson, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" [3]

Ibbotson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ibbotson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Ibbotson, who landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
  • Thomas Ibbotson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853

Contemporary Notables of the name Ibbotson (post 1700)

  • Jimmy Ibbotson, American musician, a longtime member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Roger G Ibbotson, American Professor of finance at Yale School of Management
  • Gordon Ibbotson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1956 [4]
  • George Derek Ibbotson MBE (1932-2017), English bronze medalist runner
  • Peter M. Ibbotson, English philatelist, awarded the Crawford Medal by the Royal Philatelic Society London in 1991
  • George Derek Ibbotson MBE (b. 1932), English bronze medalist runner who set a new world record in the mile in 1957
  • Henry Ibbotson (1816-1886), English botanist
  • Vice Admiral Sir Richard Jeffrey Ibbotson KBE CB DSC (b. 1954), British former Royal Navy officer, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 2009
  • Garrick Ibbotson (b. 1988), Australian rules footballer
  • Lancelot William Cripps Ibbotson, British railway executive
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Ibbotson family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Howard Burt Ibbotson, American Fireman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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. ^ South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1853.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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