Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Kibpil was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.
Early Origins of the Kibpil 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 Kibpil family
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Kibpil Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kibpil family name include Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.
Early Notables of the Kibpil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kibpil 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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Kibpil or a variant listed above: 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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