Early Origins of the Knebb family
The surname Knebb was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Knebb family
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Knebb Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Knebb include Knibb, Knibbs, Knebb, Knibs, Nybbe, Nibb, Nibbs and others.
Early Notables of the Knebb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knebb family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Knebb or a variant listed above: Thomas Knibb, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Danll Nibbs, who settled in Virginia in 1662; Samll Knib, who settled in Virginia in 1664; Richard Nibbs, who arrived in Carolina in 1684.