The name ‘Gibbs’ originates from England and Scotland. It is derived from the common medieval pet name ‘Gib’, a short form of the given name ‘Gilbert’. Variant’s: ‘Gipp’. Diminative´s: ‘Giblet’, ‘Giblin(g)’, ‘Gibbon’. Patronimic´s: ‘Gibbs’, (chiefly in the Midlands, West and South West England, though by no means rare elsewhere); ‘Gibbes’, ‘Gipps’, ‘Gypps’, ‘Gibson’, (most common in Scotland, Northumberland and Northern Ireland); ‘Gibbeson’, ‘Gipson’, ‘Gypson’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the name ‘Gibson’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Johannes Gybbson’, from Yorkshire, England, is recorded in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Robert Gibbs’, aged 19, a Clerk by trade, from London, England, emigrated to North America in 1774. He sailed from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Reward’ on the … Coat of arms: Gules, a sinister arm in armour embowed in base, the hand holding a lance in bend or, surmounted by a fes…
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