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Tebbutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Tebbutt originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the Old French personal name Theobald, which comes from the Germanic name Theudebald. It probably came to England in the wake of the Norman invasion of 1066, when King William actively encouraged immigration of skilled craftsmen and administrators from the continent. Theobald means "people bold" and was a common continental name. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne (742-814) was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were widespread throughout Normandy. Accordingly, many typical English and French names are in fact, originally of Germanic origin and often have cognates in other European countries. This particular patronym is derived from a diminutive of the name Theobald; a common diminutive of Theobald was Tib, Tib-et is a double diminutive (a diminutive of a diminutive) of the name.

Early Origins of the Tebbutt family

The surname Tebbutt was first found in Northampton where they were believed to be seated since shortly after the Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Tebbutt family

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Tebbutt Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Tebbutt has appeared include Tibbits, Tibbets, Tibbit, Tibbet and others.

Early Notables of the Tebbutt family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Tebbutt family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Tebbutt arrived in North America very early:

Tebbutt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louis Tebbutt, aged 43, who settled in America from Cambridge, in 1904
  • Mrs. Tebbutt, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Cambridge, in 1904
  • Horace Tebbutt, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Bedford, England, in 1907
  • Annie E. Tebbutt, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Edwin S. Tebbutt, aged 25, who landed in America from Northampton, England, in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Tebbutt (post 1700)

  • Charles Goodman Tebbutt (1860-1944), English speedskater and bandy player (a form of hockey)
  • John Tebbutt (1834-1916), Australian astronomer, credited with discovering the "Great Comet of 1861, eponym of the Tebbutt lunar crater
  • Greg "Truck" Tebbutt (b. 1957), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player who played from 1977 to 1988
  • Carmel Mary Tebbutt (b. 1964), Australian politician, 15th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (2008-2011), Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council (1998-2005)
  • Matt Tebbutt (b. 1973), British chef and television food presenter
  • Michael Tebbutt (b. 1970), Australian tennis player

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