The name Sibbett 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 Sibbett family
The surname Sibbett 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 Sibbett family
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Sibbett Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sibbett has been recorded under many different variations, including Sibbald, Sibbold, Sibballs, Sibbell, Sibal, Sibbet and many more.
Early Notables of the Sibbett 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 Sibbett family to Ireland
Some of the Sibbett family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Sibbett family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sibbett or a variant listed above: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sibbett (post 1700)
- Christa Sibbett, American actress, known for Resolution (2013), Eliyah (2015) and Last Chance (2012)
- Jane Moore Sibbett (b. 1962), American TV Guide Award winning actress and producer, known for her work on Santa Barbara (1984), Herman's Head (1991) and It Takes Two (1995)
- Wilson Sibbett CBE FRS, Northern Irish physicist noted for his work on ultrashort pulse lasers, Fellow of the Royal Society in 1997, and awarded the Rumford Medal in 2000
The Sibbett 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.