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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 Ameri ca. 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, landed in Virginia in 1635

Knibb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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