Kibbee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kibbee family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Kibbee was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.

Early Origins of the Kibbee family

The surname Kibbee was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Kibbee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kibbee research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1510, 1683, 1649, 1654, 1632, 1710, 1792 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Kibbee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kibbee Spelling Variations

Kibbee has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Kibbee have been found, including Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.

Early Notables of the Kibbee family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Henry Keble, at the time of King Henry VIII; Richard Keble (died 1683), an English lawyer and judge, Commissioner of the...
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Migration of the Kibbee family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Kibbees to arrive on North American shores: Robert Kebell settled in Maryland in 1736; Jacob, John, and Mathias Kebel all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Richard Keeble settled in Virginia in 1739.


Contemporary Notables of the name Kibbee (post 1700) +

  • R. Kibbee Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1948 [1]
  • Jared Kibbee, American politician, Mayor of Port Huron, Michigan, 1866 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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