Gibb's Name Day

This year Gibb's Name day was on 16th February 2017

Gibb is derived from Old German, 'bright pledge'; Gibb has a name day of 16th February and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Gilbert

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Gilbert has the following symbols associated

  • A model of a church

Historically Famous Gibbs

Gilbert of Sempringham is particularly interesting because he founded the only medieval Order which originated in England - the 'Gilbertines' - and also because he lived to the age of 106 at a time when the average life expectancy was about a quarter of that. Gilbert was born in Sempringham, Lincolnshire, in 1189 and became the vicar of the parish. A while later, when seven women asked him to write a Rule for them to live in community there, Gilbert initiated a widespread Order of men and women, lay and ordained, for work in hospitals and orphanages. Gilbert seems to have been a man of courage - he dared to help St Thomas a Becket in his quarrel with King Henry II and a man of humility as well, for when he went blind in his old age, he was content to step down as Abbot and live on in his community as an ordinary brother.

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Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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