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The rich and ancient history of the Tibbets family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes 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.

Tibbets Early Origins



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

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Tibbets Spelling Variations


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Tibbets Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tibbets have been found, including Tibbits, Tibbets, Tibbit, Tibbet and others.

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Tibbets Early History


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Tibbets Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tibbets research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tibbets History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tibbets Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tibbets Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Tibbets, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Tibbets Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Tibbets, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1651

Tibbets Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Doctor Tibbets and his wife settled in San Francisco in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tibbets (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tibbets (post 1700)



  • Andrew W. Tibbets (1830-1898), American soldier who fought in the American Civil War, awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery
  • Luther C. Tibbets (1820-1902), American merchant and farmer who supplied the federal government during the American Civil War; he introduced seedless navel oranges to California, husband of Eliza Tibbets
  • Eliza Tibbets (1823-1898), American who introduced seedless navel oranges to California; wife of Luther C. Tibbets
  • Paul Warfield Tibbets (1915-2007), American Commander of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
  • Paul W. Tibbets IV, United States Air Force brigadier general, grandson of Paul Tibbets

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. 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.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Tibbets Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tibbets 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 December 2015 at 11:12.

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