When James Webb was born in 1837, in Litlington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Webb, was 28 and his mother, Elisabeth Desborough, was 29. He married Hannah Webb on 12 October 1859. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died before 1946.
English: occupational name for a weaver, from early Middle English webbe (Old English webba (masculine) or webbe (feminine), probably used of both male and female weavers). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster (see Webster , Webber and compare Weaver ).
Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, cognates of 1, including Weber and Weberman.
History: Richard Webb, a Lowland Scot, was an admitted freeman of Boston in 1632, and in 1635 was one of the first settlers of Hartford, CT.