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Knibb Early Origins



The surname Knibb was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Knibb Spelling Variations


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Knibb Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Knibb are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Knibb include: Knibb, Knibbs, Knebb, Knibs, Nybbe, Nibb, Nibbs and others.

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Knibb Early History


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Knibb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knibb research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1377, 1604, 1734, 1746, 1787, 1640, 1711, 1650 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Knibb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knibb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knibb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knibb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Knibb or a variant listed above:

Knibb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Knibb, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Knibb, aged 23, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Knibb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Knibb, aged 39, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Ann Knibb, aged 43, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knibb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knibb (post 1700)



  • William Knibb (1816-1845), English Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica, was prominent in the slavery abolition movement in the 1820s and 1830s
  • Lloyd Knibb OD (1931-2011), Jamaican drummer

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Citations


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Knibb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knibb 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 21 May 2014 at 02:51.

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