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The name Libbey is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the given name Isabel; Libbey 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 Libbey is a metonymic surname, which is derived from the name of the mother.

Libbey Early Origins



The surname Libbey 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.

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Libbey Spelling Variations


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Libbey Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Libbey has undergone many spelling variations, including Libby, Libbie, Libbey, Lebby and others.

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Libbey Early History


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Libbey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Libbey research. Another 326 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1298 and 1506 are included under the topic Early Libbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Libbey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Libbey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Libbey 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Libbey were among those contributors:

Libbey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Libbey, who landed in Maine in 1630-1635

Libbey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Libbey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Libbey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Libbey (post 1700)



  • William L. Libbey, American businessman, founder of the the New England Glass Works, Wm. L. Libbey & Sons Props in 1878 which was changed to the Libby Glass Company in 1892, now with over 6,000 employees worldwide

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Libbey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Libbey 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 26 February 2015 at 12:12.

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