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Stebbins is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Stebbins 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.

Stebbins Early Origins



The surname Stebbins 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.

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Stebbins Spelling Variations


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Stebbins Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Stebbing, Stebing, Stubbings, Stubbing, Stebbings and many more.

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Stebbins Early History


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Stebbins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stebbins research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1647, 1728, 1687, 1763 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Stebbins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stebbins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stebbins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Stebbins or a variant listed above:

Stebbins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John, Rowland, Sarah, Thomas, and Elizabeth Stebbins, who all arrived in New England in 1634
  • Edmund Stebbins, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Rowland Stebbins, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Martin Stebbins, who arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Thomas Stebbins, who landed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1641
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stebbins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Stebbins, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • H Stebbins, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J Stebbins, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stebbins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stebbins (post 1700)



  • Nanthaniel Livermore Stebbins (1847-1922), noted American marine photographer
  • Jon Stebbins, American musician and author of three books about The Beach Boys
  • Charles Stebbins (1789-1873), American lawyer and politician
  • Henry George Stebbins (1811-1881), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Michael Stebbins, American geneticist and science writer
  • Richard Vaughn Stebbins (b. 1945), former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1964 Summer Games
  • Genevieve Stebbins (1857-1914), American author, teacher, and performer of the Delsarte system of expression
  • Dan Stebbins, retired American soccer forward
  • Raymond C. "Ray" Stebbins, United States attorney and political activist
  • Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., American art historian, museum curator, university professor, and writer
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. 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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Stebbins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stebbins 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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