from early times.
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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.
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 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