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Family Summary:

Originally from Tunstall, North Lancashire in the 1700s.
The family were primarily Farriers/Blacksmiths.
Most of the Family moved from Milnthorpe/Beetham in Westmorland (Cumbria) during the Industrial Revolution (in the mid-1800s) to West Derby/Liverpool.
They moved on to Islington in North London, possibly to escape the squalor and Cholera that was prevalent in Liverpool at that time. Branch established in Hertfordshire.
Ancestral Pedigree traced to 1658 in Lancashire.

Blue with three storks rising.    The motto:   "Recte et fideliter"   Translated: "Just and faithful".
Stork represents:                      Filial duty; close parental bond   
Origin of Name:
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.  The surname of GIBSON was a baptismal name 'the son of Gib or Gilbert'.
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Current Oldest:  John Gibson 1658 & Sarah Janson 1650

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