The name Jeb is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the baptismal name Geoffery.
The surname Jeb referred to the son of Geoffrey
which belongs to the category of patronymic
surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
, which meant son
, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius
, which meant son
. By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Jeb family
The surname Jeb was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Jeb family
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Jeb Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jeb include Jebb, Jeb, Jebbe, Gebbe, Gebb and others.
Early Notables of the Jeb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jeb family to Ireland
Some of the Jeb family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jeb family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Jebb, who sailed to America in 1752; Rachel Jebb to America in 1805; Thomas and James Jebb to Philadelphia in 1856; and William Jebb to Philadelphia in 1858..