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Kibbey is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Kibbey was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.

Kibbey Early Origins



The surname Kibbey 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.

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Kibbey Spelling Variations


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Kibbey 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 Kibbey include Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.

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Kibbey Early History


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Kibbey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kibbey research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1510, 1683, 1649, 1654, 1632, 1710, 1792 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Kibbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kibbey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kibbey Early Notables (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...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kibbey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Kibbey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kibbey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kibbey (post 1700)



  • Sam F. Kibbey, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State Attorney General, 1983
  • Joseph Henry Kibbey (1853-1924), American Republican politician, Justice of Arizona Territorial Supreme Court, 1889; Member Arizona territorial council, 1902; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1905-09
  • Jack Kibbey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960
  • Ephraim Kibbey (1756-1809), American politician, Member of Northwest Territory legislature, 1802; Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1803-04

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Kibbey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kibbey 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 26 October 2015 at 10:46.

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