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Jebb is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name Geoffery. The surname Jebb 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, sunu and sune, 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 or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Jebb Early Origins



The surname Jebb was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Jebb Spelling Variations


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Jebb Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Jebb has been recorded under many different variations, including Jebb, Jeb, Jebbe, Gebbe, Gebb and others.

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Jebb Early History


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Jebb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jebb research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1508, 1719, 1735, 1775 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Jebb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jebb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jebb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jebb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jebb In Ireland


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Jebb In Ireland



Some of the Jebb 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.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jebb or a variant listed above:

Jebb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Jebb, who sailed to America in 1752

Jebb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rachel Jebb to America in 1805
  • Rach Jebb, who landed in America in 1805
  • Henry Jebb, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Isabella Jebb, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Thomas and James Jebb to Philadelphia in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jebb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jebb (post 1700)



  • John Jebb (1736-1786), English clergyman and doctor, practiced medicine in London and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1779
  • Professor Richard C Jebb, Cambridge University
  • Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, first Baron Jebb
  • Eglantyne Mary Jebb, Principal of the Froebel Educational Institute in Britain
  • Sir Joshua Jebb (1793-1863), military engineer and the British Surveyor-General of convict prisons, was also involved in designing prisons and related buildings which includes Mountjoy Prison in Dublin city centre

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. 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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    The Jebb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jebb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 May 2014 at 15:41.

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