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Re: Canada - Ibbotson/Ibbitson/Ibbetson
Posted by: Marty Lund Date: October 01, 1999 at 00:12:33
In Reply to: Canada - Ibbotson/Ibbitson/Ibbetson by Felix Unger of 328

Thank you for the interesting info re this name. I am a descendant of Jane Ibbitson b. 1795 who married George Lund in Sackville NB in 1821. Jane and George both came to Canada about 1817-1820 from Yorkshire. At least 4 of Jane's brothers came to Nova Scotia then, possibly other siblings and her parents William I. and Frances Thompson: they were from the Helmsley/Kilburn/ Nunnington area of North Yorkshire. I believe that the names Lund and Ibbitson are of Scandinavian, perhaps Viking, origin - I was more convinced when I spotted the name "Ibitsdottir" in old Yorkshire records. Several of us were wondering if the name was linked to the common name Ibsen - thanks for clarifying how this might be (there seems to be no Ibbitson/Ibbotsons in Scandinavia now).
For more data re the Ibbitsons in Nova Scotia and Ontario, see my home page at:
I am indebted to Myra Anderson for much of the data - she has posted several messages here. I'd be delighted to hear from anyone who is connected to the Ibbitson family.


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