Lebbay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Lebbay is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the given name Isabel; Lebbay is a pet form of that name. Isabel is itself a form of the very popular female personal name Elizabeth which developed in the French region of Provence. Thus, the name Lebbay is a metonymic surname, which is derived from the name of the mother.

Early Origins of the Lebbay family

The surname Lebbay was first found in Yorkshire where they held a 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 Lebbay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebbay research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1298 and 1506 are included under the topic Early Lebbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lebbay Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Lebbay has been recorded under many different variations, including Libby, Libbie, Libbey, Lebby and others.

Early Notables of the Lebbay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lebbay family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lebbay or a variant listed above: John Libby landed in Maine in 1630; and had eight sons, which contributed greatly to the large population of Libbys in the States; William, L. and Miss A. Libby all arrived in San Francisco in 1851..

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