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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Libbey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Libbey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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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Libbey Family Crest Products


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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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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