Early Origins of the Ribble family
The surname Ribble was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the village and lands of Midllesham recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Ribble family
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Ribble Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ribald, Ribble, Ribell, Ribbell, Ribesford, Ribbesford, Ribblesford, Ribbald, Ribbold, Rybald and many more.
Early Notables of the Ribble family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ribble family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ribble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Maria Barbara Ribble, aged 1, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Ribble (post 1700)
- Melvin H. Ribble (1870-1964), American cornetist, baritone hornist and composer
- Reid James Ribble (b. 1956), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin (2011-)
- Loran Thomas Ribble (b. 1907), American NFL football player who played from 1932 to 1936
- Andrew Ribble, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1849-51 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Patrick Wayne "Pat" Ribble (b. 1954), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey player