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Where did the English Sibthorp family come from? What is the English Sibthorp family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sibthorp family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sibthorp family history?Sibthorp is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sibthorp family lived in Nottinghamshire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old Norse words sib, meaning victory, and thorp, meaning outlying farm or hamlet, and indicates that the original bearer of the name came from such a place.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Sibthorp has been recorded under many different variations, including Sibetorp, Sibthorp, Sibthorpe, Sibethorp and many more.
First found in Nottinghamshire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They are conjecturally descended from a Norman noble, Fredegis, who held the lands of Sibetorp from Count Alan. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Survey in 1086 Sibetorp consisted of a church and one and a quarter mills. In the graveyard of the church there were twenty Irish yew trees, which have gained fame throughout the years.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sibthorp research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1395, 1896, 1662, 1713, 1797, 1747, 1784, 1758 and 1796 are included under the topic Early Sibthorp History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 125 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sibthorp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Sibthorp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Sibthorps were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Sibthorp Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: To have a conscience free from guilt.
The Sibthorp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sibthorp Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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