Early Origins of the Stibbert family
The surname Stibbert 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Stibbert family
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Stibbert Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Stibbert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stibbert family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Stibbard, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1759.
The Stibbert 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