Early Origins of the Ribton family
Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor Ribton. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.
Early History of the Ribton family
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Ribton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ribton, Rebton, Ribbton, Ribton and others.
Early Notables of the Ribton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ribton family to Ireland
Some of the Ribton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ribton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Ribton Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: J'aime la liberte
Motto Translation: I love freedom.
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