The surname Gibson is of Scottish and English origin.The name signifies the ‘son of Gilbert’.Gibb was originally a diminutive or pet form of Gilbert and Gibbs and Gibson follow on obviously enough.The personal name Gilbert is derived from Gislebert,a Norman personal name composed of the elements ‘gisil’ hostage,noble youth and ‘berht’ bright,famous.This given name enjoyed great popularity during the Middle Ages,partly as a result of St.Gilbert of Sempringham (1085-1189),the founder of the only native English monastic order.This at one time had over twenty houses,but became extinct on the Dissolution of the Monasteries.Gilbert is one of the most common of French surnames.The Scots and Irish have used the given name as an anglicization of Kilbride.People of Jewish descent have also used the name as an anglicization of like sounding Jewish names.The surname dates back to the thirteenth century were a Henry Gibson is recorded in historical archives.The name was brought to America by Scottish and English immigrants.One of the first fore fathers to bring this name to America is that of a John … Coat of arms: Gules a stork bet…
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