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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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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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