Stibbard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stibbard family

The surname Stibbard was first found in Norfolk at Stibbard, a village and civil parish four miles from Fakenham. The village dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Stabyrda and later in 1202 as Stiberde. The place name literally means "bank beside a path or road-side." [1] The first records of the name was Alice de Stiberd who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same reference shows Richard de Stibarde. Basil de Stiberde was listed in the Feet of Fines of 1202 and James de Stiberde was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1309. [2]

Early History of the Stibbard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stibbard research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1803 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Stibbard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stibbard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stibbert, Stibbard and others.

Early Notables of the Stibbard family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Stibbard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stibbard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stibbard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Claude Stibbard, aged 30, originally from Manitoba, Canada, arrived in New York in 1918 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Liverpool, England [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stibbard (post 1700) +

  • Lucas Stibbard, Australian actor and playwright, nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Play in 2011 and for his work on The Great Raid (2005), Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006) and The Wilde Girls (2001)
  • Neville Stibbard (1923-1994), Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne and North Melbourne (1946-1948), father of Neville and Robert Stibbard
  • Robert Stibbard (b. 1952), former Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne (1972-1974), twin brother of Neville Stibbard
  • Neville Stibbard (b. 1952), former Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne (1973-1975), twin brother of Robert Stibbard


The Stibbard 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: Per Ardua
Motto Translation: Through difficulties


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZH-JZJ : 6 December 2014), Claude Stibbard, 31 Jul 1918; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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