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The surname McKibbin is derived from the name Gibb, a short form of the Norman personal name Gilbert. This name was originally derived from the name Gislebert, which is comprised of the Germanic elements "gisil," which means "hostage" or "noble youth," and "berht," which means "bright" or "famous." The name features the distinctive Irish patronymic prefix "fitz," which means "son of" in Anglo-French. This is derived from the Old French word "fils," which ultimately comes from the Latin word " filius," both of which mean "son." The Gaelic form of the surname McKibbin is Mac Giobúin.

McKibbin Early Origins



The surname McKibbin was first found in counties of Mayo and Limerick, where two distinct families arose shortly after Strongbow invasion of Ireland in 1172. The majority of the family hails from Mayo and were a branch of the great Burke family. They were originally known as MacGibbon Burke. They gave their name to Ballymacgibbon in County Mayo. The Limerick FitzGibbon families are descended from John Fitzgerald, whose three sons became hereditary knights of Desmond in 1333. Two branches of this family, known respectively as the knights of Glin and the knights of Kerry, remained Fitzgeralds. However, the third branch became known by the surname Fitzgibbon and was led by the White Knight, Maurice FitzGibbon, son of Sir Gilbert fitz John, eldest illegitimate son of John FitzGerald, 1st Baron Desmond. The territory of this branch lay in the southeastern corner of Limerick near County Cork.

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McKibbin Spelling Variations


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McKibbin Spelling Variations



A single person's name was often spelt simply as it sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. An investigation into the specific origins the name McKibbin has revealed that such a practice has resulted in many spelling variations over the years. A few of its variants include: Fitzgibbon, Fitzgibbons, MacGibbon, Gibbon, Gibbons, Gibben, Gibbens, Gibbin, Gibbins and many more.

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McKibbin Early History


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McKibbin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKibbin research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1419, 1496, 1530, 1543, 1569, 1569, 1552, 1608 and 1596 are included under the topic Early McKibbin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKibbin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKibbin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Maurice Fitzgibbon, 1st White Knight (d. 1357); David Fitzgibbon, 2nd White Knight; John Fitzgibbon, 3rd White Knight; Maurice Fitzgibbon, 4th White Knight (d. 1419); John Fitzgibbon, 5th White Knight; Maurice Mor Fitzgibbon, 6th White Knight(d. 1496); Maurice...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKibbin 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



Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name McKibbin:

McKibbin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph McKibbin, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1800
  • George McKibbin, who landed in New York in 1810
  • Adam McKibbin, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Thomas McKibbin, aged 26, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1855
  • Edward McKibbin, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1893

McKibbin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McKibbin, aged 18, who settled in America from Antrim, Ireland, in 1907
  • John McKibbin, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Kilkeel, Ireland, in 1907
  • John McKibbin, aged 35, who landed in America from Killinchy, Ireland, in 1909
  • Janet McKibbin, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Killinchy, Ireland, in 1909
  • Alexander McKibbin, aged 39, who landed in America from Down, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKibbin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • James McKibbin, aged 63, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKibbin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKibbin (post 1700)



  • John S. McKibbin (1947-2016), American Democratic politician and businessman, Clark County Commissioner (1978-1990), Member of the Washington House of Representatives (1974-1978)
  • Joseph Chambers McKibbin (1824-1896), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Senate, 1852-53; U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1857-59
  • John McKibbin, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Walworth County, 1858
  • George B. McKibbin, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 1943; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1960; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1956
  • Chambers McKibbin (1798-1891), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1845-49; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 33rd District, 1875-76
  • Joseph Chambers McKibbin (1824-1896), American Democratic politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1857-1859)
  • Katherine Nicole "Nikki" McKibbin (b. 1978), American rock music singer-songwriter
  • Colonel Alan John McKibbin OBE , JP , DL (1892-1958), Northern Irish company director and politician
  • Thomas Robert McKibbin (1870-1939), Australian cricketer
  • Warwick McKibbin (b. 1957), Australian Professor of Economics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
    4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The McKibbin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKibbin 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.

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