The name Sibode 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 Sibode family
The surname Sibode 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 Sibode family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sibode 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 Sibode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sibode Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sibode family name include Sibbald, Sibbold, Sibballs, Sibbell, Sibal, Sibbet and many more.
Early Notables of the Sibode 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 Sibode family to Ireland
Some of the Sibode family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Sibode family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Sibode surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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 Sibode 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.