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This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a patronymic form of Gibbon, which is a diminutive of Gibb, a pet form of the given name "Gilbert". Gilbert derives from "Gislebert", a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements "gisil", hostage, noble youth, and "berht", bright, famous. This given name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of St. Gilbert of Sempringham (1085 - 1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order. Richard Gibun is listed in the 1202 Pipe Rolls of Sussex. In some instances the surname may be patronymic from the Germanic personal name "Gebwine", from "geba", gift, and "wine", friend...

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Ethan Gibbons

I am a Gibbons from South Africa ,I am trying to trace my family back as far as possible. I have been researching none-stop for the past 8 months and have had some luck but would like more. My great-great-grandfather was Charles Sydney Gibbons, he was born in May 1871 and died in the year 1913 on the 25th of May. He lived most of his life in Salisbury, Rhodesia and later passed away in Salisbury, England. He had Stomach cancer and was forced to travel to England for surgery, leaving his wife, Mary Louise, nee Unknown, and my great-grandfather, Cyril Charles Gibbons behind. The surgery however was unfortunately not effective. His father I suspect was named William Alfred Gibbons, who was born and raised in Wiltshire, England. He married Eglantine Roberts and they had their first child when she was only 13. Can anybody help me to go further back along this line? Any help would be much appreciated and I can help others where I can aswell.

Kristen Gibbons

Hi There I Am A Gibbons My Self My Dads Name If Tom Gibbons His Father's Name Is Thomas Gibbons His Wife Passed Away In December Of 2018 Her Name Was Ellen Devine If Anyone Could Help Me Find Info That Would Be Wonderful!!!!

Kelly Gibbons Benedict

I’m also working on getting in touch with Gibbons’s. My father, John Edward Gibbons was born in 1931, in Chicago, Illinois his father Martin Edward Gibbons was born on the 9th of March 1895 in Rosclave Mayo County emigrated from Mayo County, Ireland landed in New York and made his way to Chicago where he met Bridget Kelly and they married. Martins father’s name was Edward (Ned) Gibbons I think his birth year is 1855, who was married to Bridget (Sheridan) Gibbons, her birth year is 1861. Martin had several siblings which are as follows: 1) Thomas who married Mary Katherine Guiles 2) Catherine married Thomas O’Donnell they had 7 kids 3)Mary (Molly) had one child named Veronica 4) Patrick and he married Agnus Gaynor, one child named Thomas. 5) Eddie 6) Michael (Mike) 7) some records call her Honor but her name was really Norah 8) Agnus who stayed in Ireland 9) Dan he had 13 children and stayed in Ireland 10) Joseph who went to New York 11) Tony/Anthony who moved to England and finally 12) Jim/James who moved to Ohio. Other than the people I had a destination for the rest who did not stay in Ireland went to the USA. I am so eager to learn more about my heritage. Hopefully these names mean something to someone else here and we could connect.

Brad Stern

Hello Larry: My great grandfather was Charles John Gibbons born 28 May 1874 in Illogan, Cornwall, England to John Gibbons and Ellen (Kelrnan) Gibbons. Charles married Nora Theresa Breck (born in County Kerry, Ireland) on 20 April 1898 in Bridgeport, CT and they had 8 children together. Nora passed away 21 July 1952 in Stratford, CT and Charles passed away 9 November, 1962 in Bridgeport, CT. I have no information about my great grandfather's family other than what I have indicated above and would appreciate adding more information about him to my family tree. If you think this matches your family information, you may contact me.

Larry Driscoll

I am working on my family history. My grandmother was Julia Gibbons from Cambourne Cornwall. She was the daughter of John and Ellen Gibbons, who were both from Cork Ireland. They were a tin mining family. Julia had two sisters Kathrine Gibbons Sullivan (who immigrated to Bridgeport Connecticut) and Louise Gibbons Cooney (who immigrated to Butte, Montana). Her brothers Con Gibbons, JohnGibbons and Pat Gibbons also came to Butte, Montana to mine copper. Her brother Charles Gibbons went with his sister Kate to Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was an engineer. My grandmother kept in close communication with her Bridgeport relatives, but after the death of this generation communication has stopped. Are there any Gibbons relatives who recognize any of this information?


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