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The surname Sibley was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
. The name is said to have been derived from the ancient Sibbelee, a woman's Christian name, and has been traced through Sibilla, Sybbly, and finally Sibley. Sibilla was the name of a Greek princess who uttered the ancient oracles, and is represented on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The present Christian name Sybil is also from the same source. In 1273, Geoffrey Sibilie held lands in Suffolk
. William, Duke of Normany's son married a Sibylla.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sibley, Siblee, Sibbills, Sibleigh, Siblie, Sibly, Sibbly, Sible, Sibely, Sibili, Sebley, Sibble, Sibbles, Sybly and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sibley research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1604 is included under the topic Early Sibley History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Sibley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sibley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Sibley who was recorded as having arrived in Virginia in 1623
- John Sibley, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
Sibley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Sibley, aged 30, landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
- Richard Sibley, who arrived in America in 1765
Sibley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Roelof Sibley, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1847
- J Sibley, aged 7, landed in New York, NY in 1847
- Figby Sibley, aged 10, landed in New York, NY in 1847
- H Sibley, aged 43, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
- Roelof Sibley arrived in New York, NY in 1847
Sibley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ada Gertrude Sibley, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from North Allerton, in 1906
- Albert Sibley, aged 24, who landed in America from Devonport, England, in 1906
- Alice Sibley, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Brighnel, England, in 1908
- Alfred Sibley, aged 25, who landed in America from Middlesboro, England, in 1910
- Albert Sibley, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Southampton, in 1923
Sibley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Henry Sibley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
- David and Henry Sibley arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Ann Sibley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Corns Sibley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- David Sibley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Sibley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Arthur Sibley, aged 39, who settled in Carsland Alta, Canada, in 1924
Sibley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jane Sibley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
- Thomas Sibley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
- Louise Sibley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
- William Sibley, English Convict from Hertfordshire, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
- Joseph Sibley (aged 32), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
Sibley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Joseph Sibley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
- Elizabeth Sibley, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
- Solomon Sibley (1769-1846), American politician, Delegate to Congress and Supreme Court Justice for Michigan Territory
- Marilyn McAdams Sibley (1921-2006), American historian, president of the Texas State Historical Association (1981 to 1982)
- Hiram Sibley (1807-1888), American entrepreneur who founded Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts, Ithaca, New York
- Henry Hopkins Sibley (1816-1886), Confederate brigadier general
- Henry Hastings Sibley (1811-1891), first Governor of Minnesota (1858 to 1860)
- David McAdams Sibley Sr. (b. 1948), Texas politician and lobbyist
- David Allen Sibley (b. 1962), American ornithologist, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds
- Charles Sibley (1917-1998), American ornithologist and molecular biologist
- Celestine Sibley (1914-1999), American writer
- Alexander Hamilton Sibley (1817-1878), American-born, Canadian businessman, president of the Silver Islet Mining Company which operated the first silver mine in Ontario
- The Sibley Family in America, 1629-1972 by James Scarborough Sibley.
- The Sibley Family in America, 1629-1972: with Data Compiled by 1982 by James Scarborough Sibley.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
- Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
The Sibley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sibley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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