When Esther Webb was born in 1841, in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Webb, was 32 and her mother, Elisabeth Desborough, was 33. She died in May 1843, in Litlington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 2, and was buried in Litlington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.
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.