Gibbs Family History & Genealogy

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Gibbs Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Aug 21, 2020

History

The Gibbs have a long, long history that includes many Lords.  The family has served all the Kings & Queens of England from William, Duke of Normandy, to Elizabeth the Second.  There has been a Governor of the Bank of England, a Cardinal of France, a Lt Col who was in charge of the bodyguard of Washington.  A Gibbs family member was also the last tutor of the Romanov Family. The Gibbs surname first appeared in England at the Battle of Hastings - the name is recorded at Battle Abbey.  The family were not Normans but Bretons.  One of that line of the family became Cardinal of France in 1500.  He is buried at the Vatican in Italy.  The DNA shows the family to have moved up through Spain via North Africa (Carthaginians) who themselves were originally Pheonicians from Byblos (in Israel) where they were called Cananites. The Gibbs surname first appeared in England at the Battle of Hastings - the name is recorded at Battle Abbey.  The family were not Normans but Bretons.  One of that line of the family became Cardinal of France in 1500.  He is buried at the Vatican in Italy.  The DNA shows the family to have moved up through Spain via North Africa (Carthaginians) who themselves were originally Pheonicians from Byblos (in Israel) where they were called Cananites.

Name Origin

The origin is unknown but given the number of Gibbs that have been involved with religion, it may have some connection in that regard, possibly meaning a sort of priest.  

Spellings & Pronunciations

As alphabets have changed, so has "Gibbs": 

Guibe
Gib
Gibb

So far no association has been found with GIBSON.  

Nationality & Ethnicity

The Gibbs family possibly originated in the area now occupied by the Black Sea when it was flooded by the Meditteranian. They then became Caananites, Phoenecians, Carthaginians, and Bretons, moving on into England.
 

Famous People named Gibbs

Famous members of the Gibbs family:

Robert Guibe, Cardinal of France 
Robert Gibb, Lord of Carriber who's story is very interesting and still being discovered.  

Early Gibbses

These are the earliest records we have of the Gibbs family.

1639 - Jan 13, 1696
1652 - Feb 20, 1691
1692 - Unknown
1694 - Unknown
1712 - Unknown
1720 - Unknown
1729 - May 1750
1728 - Unknown
1734 - Unknown
1789 - 1876

Gibbs Family Members

Gibbs Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Gibbs Biographies

c. Apr 12, 1829 - Unknown
Apr 5, 1940 - Dec 25, 2005
Jun 27, 1900 - November 1983
Mar 13, 1951 - Apr 6, 2011
May 14, 1954 - Jun 16, 2009
Jan 2, 1911 - Apr 4, 1994
Nov 22, 1919 - June 1960
Aug 7, 1923 - Jun 2, 2005
Apr 25, 1917 - May 28, 1990
Jan 1, 1928 - Dec 1, 1997
Mar 27, 1919 - June 1980
Nov 23, 1923 - Aug 8, 2003
Sep 9, 1894 - February 1976
Mar 19, 1928 - Jan 4, 2011
c. 1948 - Unknown
c. 1965 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1861 - 1894
c. 1916 - Unknown

Gibbs Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Gibbs family member is 68.8 years old according to our database of 25,816 people with the last name Gibbs that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

68.8 years

Oldest Gibbses

These are the longest-lived members of the Gibbs family on AncientFaces.

Jan 5, 1897 - Mar 16, 2005
108 years
Oct 20, 1899 - Feb 19, 2006
106 years
Dec 10, 1888 - Jan 1, 1995
106 years
Mar 13, 1866 - July 1972
106 years
Aug 28, 1901 - Feb 13, 2007
105 years
Jul 19, 1883 - Dec 16, 1988
105 years
Apr 26, 1898 - Jun 16, 2002
104 years
Jan 15, 1883 - June 1987
104 years
Aug 5, 1899 - Feb 11, 2004
104 years
Nov 24, 1895 - Mar 4, 1999
103 years

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Christopher Gibbs
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So I have always wondered where my lineage is from. I only know a few generations, but we are all from Iowa. There have been 4 generations of Gibbs living around union area for more then 100 yrs. I am wondering what came before that? Can anyone out there help?
Apr 26, 2006 · Reply
Sarah Gibbs
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I never knew my dad, i have only good memories and no pictures. Today august of 2013 my brother Ricky Earl Gibbs notified me of his passing. I'm begging all of you to please send me pictures and all the family tree info you know of, please. My mother Glenda Thomas is not my favorite person so all that links me to him is you Gibbs. I want all to know he has 7 beautiful grandchildren and two angry but still trying kids in Bakersfield Ca, where he left us. I don't want my mothers stories to be my memories so please send me something, like why he died and with who by his side. In 1998 we went to kansas to see my mother and look for him, we found him and he was on the next bus to us. We all spent the day together as family,exchanged info and he was never spoken of again.
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