from early times.
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Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Nybbe were recorded, including Knibb, Knibbs, Knebb, Knibs, Nybbe, Nibb, Nibbs and others.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Nybbe family emigrate to North America: Thomas Knibb, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Danll Nibbs, who settled in Virginia in 1662; Samll Knib, who settled in Virginia in 1664; Richard Nibbs, who arrived in Carolina in 1684.