Nebb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nebb surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of the various places in northern England, derived from the Middle English words "newe," meaning "new," and "by," meaning "farm," or "settlement."

Early Origins of the Nebb family

The surname Nebb was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Nebb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nebb research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1280 are included under the topic Early Nebb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nebb 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 Nebb has undergone many spelling variations, including Newby, Newbee, Newbeigh, Newbey and others.

Early Notables of the Nebb family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Nebb family to Ireland

Some of the Nebb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nebb migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Nebb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Peter Nebb, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
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