Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Kibel was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.
Early Origins of the Kibel family
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 Kibel family
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Kibel Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kibel family name include Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.
Early Notables of the Kibel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kibel family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kibel surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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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