Tibb is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of 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
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 Tibb family
The surname Tibb was first found in Northampton
where they were believed to be seated since shortly after the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Tibb family
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Tibb Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Tibb has undergone many spelling variations
, including Tibbits, Tibbets, Tibbit, Tibbet and others.
Early Notables of the Tibb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tibb family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tibb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Tibb, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMitchell.htm
- Eliza Tibb, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.
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- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMitchell.htm
- ^ South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.