Last name: Gibson

This notable surname is one of the patronymic forms of the popular medieval pet-name "Gib", itself a short form of the personal name "Gilbert", which was introduced into England by followers of William the Conqueror after the Norman Invasion of 1066. The Norman name was originally found as "Gislebert" or "Gillebert", and is composed of the Germanic elements "Gisil", meaning "hostage" or "noble youth", and "berht", meaning "bright" or "famous". Gilbert became a very popular given name in England during the Middle Ages, and generated a great number and variety of variant forms, such as: Gibson, Gibbs and Gipps, all meaning "son of Gib". Gibson is found most frequently in the northern counties of England, and in Scotland. Recordings from English Church Registers include: the marriage of Jana Gibson and Robitus Edwardes on February 7th 1551, at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London; the christening of Alice Gibson on May 10th 1574, at St. Paul's, Bedford, Bedfordshire; and the marriage of Edward Gibson and Alice Person on May 3rd 1581, also at St. Paul's. An early recorded namebearer to settle in the New World Colonies was Joseph Gibson, aged 20 yrs., who embarked from the Port of London on the "Globe" in August 1635, bound for Virginia. The Coat of Arms most associated with the family is a blue shield, three storks rising proper, the Crest being out of a gold ducal coronet, a lion's gamb proper grasping a red club spiked gold. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Henry Gibsone, which was dated 1311, in the "Records of the Borough of Nottinghamshire", during the reign of King Edward 11, known as "Edward of Caernafon", 1307 - 1327. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Stephen Gibson

My great grandparents married in Irvine Scotland and moved to Northern Ireland in late 1800s, it's a shame they didn't head further West, to Canada or US.

Sandra Gibson

My Aunt and cousin did our Family Genealogy for the Gibson side. My Name is Sandra Gibson and they traced the Gibson name back to the King and Queen of Scotland in the 1600's. My Dad and his Family ended up in Colorado and then moved to Oregon where I was born.

Eunice Gibson

I want to know about my ancestors and my grandfather,grew grandfather, and great grandmother and all of the family.

danielle gibson
I would want to know more please

Angelia Gibson Bishop
My grandparents are from canton, North Carolina,I would like to know more about my ancestors.....we are supposed to be of Irish and Native American backgrounds out of Oklahoma....if anyone knows where I could start I would appreciate it

Destiny Sims
I dont know anything but great grandfathers name and his daughters name which is my grandmother her name is Elizabeth Barnett but that is her married name her maiden name is Elizabeth Gibson so if anyone could help me find out some things that would be wonderful because i am doing a family history project in my history class

Justin Gibson
I really wish I could learn more about my surname history but every time I look into it I can't get any farther than my grandfather James Rayford Gibson and his brother Sam. I know my Grandfather's mother was from a Choctaw tribe in Mississippi, and everyone tells me we came from Ireland but with no backstory.

Hey Justin we might be related. My name is David Daniel Gibson the fifth. And my great great grandfather's father name is George Gibson and he is from a Choctaw tribe in Mississippi. If you have any relatives name George Gibson let me know.


David, my grandfather was George Marion Gibson. Lived around Utica Mississippi and was married to Emma. Not sure about the Indian connection on my part. Thought I'd check with you.

Joshua Gibson
I'm related to the Gibson family from Logansport Indiana. My dad was the youngest of 8(?) boys and 1 girl from Sarah Gibson and ______ Gibson

Joshua, I am from one of the Mississippi lines of Gibsons, but to my knowledge, not Choctaw. Have you considered taking a DNA test through Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). They will tell you if you are in any particular group of Gibsons who have already tested. Only males of the Gibson surname can do this test. A cousin of mine tested and we are in a group with 5 other Gibson males, 3 of which have ancestries back to the 1700's in Ulster, Northern Ireland. The history of this area suggests strongly that my group came from Scotland before that. If you go to the FTDNA website search y-results and patriarchs, you can get a better understanding of how it works, and what information a test would provide for you. Good Luck, Martha


Joshua, this is my connection to the Gibsons---George Marion Gibson b. 1882 was the son of George Marion Gibson b. 1847 & Sarah S.D. Bridges (his 2nd marriage). The George Marion Gibson b. 1847 was the son of George W.H. Gibson and Mary Ann Whitaker. As you can see, there is a Sarah in the crowd. My grandpa, the 1882 George was married to Emma Adkins. My daddy was Everett Lee.

sarah rae

Hey, im sarah gibson

i've alway's been told 3 gibson brother's ended up in america in the 1600's .. 1 went toward oklahoma, 1-toward n.c and toward virginia.. they left scotland to avoid punishment for not wanting to pay taxes.. the earliest descendant of mine was ziba gibson 1700 from scotland to virginia--died not to long after arriving. his wife mary with her 3 children around 1740 arrived inwhat was called then anson county north carolina..children were thomas,mary and the name my geneolgy follows is nelson kinsey gibson...2 generation later nelson king gibson ends up in darlington s.c.. my great great grandfather was william troy gibson his son was edwin lee gibson and next was my grandfather edwin lee gibson jr and my dad edwin lee "buddy" gibson and then me edwin scott gibson..if i can help with anything close to these gibson's let me know.

Ariel Gibson
I'm from Paris Texas, only about 30 minutes from Oklahoma. My grandfathers name is Oscar Gibson. I don't know much about my family history, but I think its amazing that you do. I hope to learn more about mine as well.

I am a 10th generation descendant of Thomas Gibson b.1667, From what i know is that in the 1830's 3 of 4 gibson brothers moved from Indiana to Texas and founded a town called Mansfeild a suburb of Fort Worth

my bad Illonois is where the gibson brothers migrated from (specifically madison county)

Hello my name is Maria Teresa Gibson and I'm from Venezuela/South America. I'd like to know more information about my ancestors and if I have some relatives in USA where I currently live. All I know is my grandma's name: Christina Gibson and my father: Miguel Angel Gibson. I'd like to know how, when, and why this Gibson people ended up in Venezuela and if there's any Jewish background.

dazonia gibson
`im dazonia gibson

Debbie Gibson
id love to know about my family history but unfortunately i dont even know my granfathers dads name. my g.father is henry gibson 1926-1987 and born in Dublin, Ireland. as far as i know all his family are from northern ireland (belfast i think) he married Vera McCann. both deceased now.

margaret bailey
thought the name was jewish, grandmother jewish by that name.

steven gibson
nope although thought to be of the lost tribes of isreal scottish iresh of wich conciderd the lost tribes.Thats what I am. So just who the hell realy knows?

a. b. gibson
my uncle's name is steve gibson...

i have done some history on the family name,the daughter of king zedekiah was brought to ireland by jeremiah to hide from the babylonians tara married the irish king gib thats how the gibsons race started they are also from the gun clan,

To Ireland to hide from Babylonians?
Are you sure you have your timelines correct?

gibson is my last also

Alex Gibson
Gibson-Black/Indian/Puerto Rican...born n raised in CT but name originally from SC(as far as i know)

Hi alex, ziba gibson arrives in virginia aprox. 1700 - dies shortly therafter . Wife mary moved to anson county,nc 1740 with 2 sons thomas and nelson gibson. 1 girl also named mary.. That was my 1st generation of gibson's in the usa. About the 3rd generation nelson kinsey gibson ended up in darlington s.C. . That's the 1st gibson I can find in s.C.... We have several nelson kinsy and later on nelson king gibson's and my great great grand dad was william troy gibson from darlington,sc...If any of those names ring a bell give me a holler.. Take care, edwin scott gibson myrtle beac, sc

summer gibson
hi im summer im 14 an live in SC my self i have 8 brothers and my name was recently changed to hinson i have family that also lives in rockhill

Summer Gibson
Hello, my name is also Summer Gibson, and I am from Benton KY

roy gibson
also need info on afro desendent of the name Gibson