The name Sibbals is derived from the Old English personal names Saebeald or Sigebeald, which meant "victorius" and "brave." Following the invasion of the Normans
in 1066, a similar name arrived from Europe. "An ancient baptismal name, in the Domesday [Book] of Northamptonshire a Sibaldus occurs as a tenant
in chief. As a surname it is found in Scotland
in the 12th century". CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Sibbals family
The surname Sibbals was first found in Balgonie, Fife
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. One of the earliest on record was Walter filius
(son of) Sibaldi, who witnessed several charters in the early 13th century. A David Sibald witnessed two charters by Duncan, Earl of Carrick in around 1250. Some historians suggest that there were Sibbalds settled in Northampton
, prior to the Norman invasion
, and that they moved from there to Scotland.
Early History of the Sibbals family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sibbals research.Another 284 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1296, 1386, 1390, 1571, 1581, 1602, 1796, 1806, 1575, 1641, 1722, 1650, 1680 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Sibbals History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sibbals Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Sibbals has been spelled many different ways, including Sibbald, Sibbold, Sibballs, Sibbell, Sibal, Sibbet and many more.
Early Notables of the Sibbals family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was Gilbert Sibbet, burgess of Aberdeen from 1575; Sir James Sibbald; and his nephew, Sir Robert Sibbald (1641-1722), a Scottish physician and antiquary. The blue whale is frequently classified as Sibbaldus in his honor. Sir James Sibbald, was 1st Baronet
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Migration of the Sibbals family to Ireland
Some of the Sibbals family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Sibbals family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Sibbalss to arrive in North America: Robert Sibballs a bonded passenger, who came to Virginia in 1736; John Sibbell, who came to Boston, Massachusetts in 1768; David Sibbald, who arrived in Jamaica in 1772.
The Sibbals 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 Translation: Justice.