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Stebbings is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Stebbings family lived in Essex having derived from the Old English word stybbing, meaning stumps, and indicates that the original bearer lived in or near an area which had been cleared of trees.

Stebbings Early Origins



The surname Stebbings was first found in Essex at Stebbing, a small village in the Uttlesford district that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Stibinga and either meant "settlement of the family or followers of a man called Stybba" or "dwellers among the tree-stumps." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Although the Old English roots of this name suggest that they pre-date the Normans in Britain, they were also conjecturally descended from Thomas de Colunces who's son Hugh acquired the lands of Stebbing and Woodham Ferrars in Essex, containing two Mills, vines, and five beehives. Thomas was descended from the Colunces of Calvados in Normandy.

Stubbins is an industrial village in the southern part of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire and dates back to 1563 when it was first listed as Stubbing. It literally meant "a place with tree stumps."[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


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Stebbings Spelling Variations


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Stebbings Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Stebbing, Stebing, Stubbings, Stubbing, Stebbings and many more.

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Stebbings Early History


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Stebbings Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stebbings research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1647, 1728, 1687, 1763 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Stebbings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stebbings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stebbings Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stebbings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stebbings In Ireland


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Stebbings In Ireland



Some of the Stebbings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Stebbings name or one of its variants:

Stebbings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Stebbings, aged 19, who arrived in America, in 1897

Stebbings Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Herbert Stebbings, aged 27, who arrived in America from England, in 1901
  • Jane R. Stebbings, aged 62, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Ethel Stebbings, aged 27, who arrived in America from Bath, England, in 1908
  • Gertrude Stebbings, aged 24, who arrived in America, in 1912
  • Edward Stebbings, aged 24, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stebbings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Stebbings, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stebbings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stebbings (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Robert William Stebbings (b. 1989), English cricketer
  • Christopher Paul Stebbings MBE, English actor and the artistic director of TNT music theatre
  • Peter Stebbings (b. 1971), Canadian actor, best known for his role as Kevin Sharp in the drama series Madison, and for portraying Paul Deeds in the series Traders

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Suggested Readings for the name Stebbings


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Suggested Readings for the name Stebbings



  • A Genealogy and History of Some Stebbins Lines by John Alfred Stebbins.

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Motto


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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: Quiescam
Motto Translation: I shall rest.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Stebbings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stebbings 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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