Libbett is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the given name Isabel;
Libbett 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 Libbett is a metonymic
surname, which is derived from the name of the mother.
Early Origins of the Libbett family
The surname Libbett 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 Libbett family
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Libbett Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Libbett have been found, including Libby, Libbie, Libbey, Lebby and others.
Early Notables of the Libbett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Libbett family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Libbett, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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..