Benjamin Gibbons

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Gibbons was born in 1807, in Batcombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Gibbons, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Giles, was 41. He married Mary Brown on 13 July 1840. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He died in 1863, at the age of 56, and was buried in Batcombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Benjamin Gibbons
Mary Brown
Marriage: 13 July 1840
John Gibbons
James Gibbons
Isaac Gibbons
Alfred Gibbons
Benjamin Gibbons
Robert Gibbons

Sources (27)

  • Benjamin Gibbons, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Benj Gibbons in the Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531
  • Benjamin Gibbons in the England death index

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Gibbon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Irish (Mayo): in Ireland, the name is frequent and has been Gaelicized as Mac Giobúin. It is also found as a variant of Fitzgibbon .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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