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The name Libby is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the given name Isabel; Libby 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 Libby is a metonymic surname, which is derived from the name of the mother.

Libby Early Origins



The surname Libby 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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Libby Spelling Variations


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Libby Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Libby has been spelled many different ways, including Libby, Libbie, Libbey, Lebby and others.

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Libby Early History


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Libby Early History



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

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Libby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Libby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Libby 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Libbys to arrive in North America:

Libby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

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

Libby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William L and Miss A Libby arrived in San Francisco in 1851
  • P Libby, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • M E Libby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Martha Libby, aged 25, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1892
  • Arthur W. Libby, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Libby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Thomas Libby, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1903
  • Augustus Frost Libby, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Florence Anne Libby, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Camborne, England, in 1908
  • Harry Libby, aged 22, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1908
  • Charles F Libby, who settled in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Libby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacob Libby U.E. born in Epsom, New Hampshire, USA who settled in Schoodic Falls, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the 74th Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Libby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Libby (post 1700)



  • Susan Libby, American businesswoman and founder of Libby Laboratories, In c., Berkeley, California
  • Nathan "Nate" L. Libby, American politician, Member of the Maine Senate (2014-2016)
  • Charles Freeman Libby (1844-1915), American politician and lawyer, President of the Maine Senate from 1891 to 1892, President of the American Bar Association
  • Aaron F. Libby (b. 1983), American politician, Member of the Maine House of Representatives (2010-2014)
  • George Dalton Libby (1919-1950), United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions on July 20, 1950
  • Arthur and Charles Libby, American co-founders of Libby's, an American food company known for its canned food in 1869
  • Stephen "Steve" Augustus Libby (1853-1935), American Major League Baseball player
  • Jeff Libby (b. 1974), American former professional NHL ice hockey defenseman
  • Frederick Libby (1892-1970), the first American ace of World War I, recipient of the Military Cross
  • Willard Frank Libby (1908-1980), American physical chemist, famous for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Libby Historic Events


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Libby Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Lawrence Earl  Libby (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master James Harris  Libby (1916-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick Thomas Libby, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Libby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Libby 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 8 February 2016 at 21:35.

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