Origins Available: English
The name Lebbey is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the given name Isabel;
Lebbey 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 Lebbey is a metonymic
surname, which is derived from the name of the mother.
Early Origins of the Lebbey family
The surname Lebbey 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 Lebbey family
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Lebbey Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Lebbey include Libby, Libbie, Libbey, Lebby and others.
Early Notables of the Lebbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lebbey family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..