The surname Squibb was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. 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 when they held estates in that shire.
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Squibb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Charles Henry Squibb, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
Charles Henry Squibb, aged 39, a measure maker, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
Elizabeth Squibb, aged 37, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
Anne Sophia Squibb, aged 15, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
Adelaide Squibb, aged 8, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841