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Shibley Surname Origin

Shibley Surname Origin

kovachcr (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 6:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shibley
Hello,

One of my ancestors is Jacob Shibley and his wife is Catharine Shibley. They lived in Minden, Montgomery, New York in 1850. Jacob states that he was born in Germany in the 1850 US Census, and in the 1860 census, he said he's from Switzerland.

When I look up the last name Shibley, it comes up to be an English surname. Does anyone know the German form of Shibley?

Thank you.

Re: Shibley Surname Origin

mshibleyOttawa (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jun 2011 9:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2011 9:30PM GMT
Surnames: Shibley Shibbley Scheibli
Are you certain you have the date right or that he wasn't referring to earlier ancestors? I've not heard of any other Shibley's than those who descended from Johannes Shibley (1717 - 1790), who immigrated from Switzerland in the late 1700's. Johannes actually landed twice, some years apart, and both times he simplified / anglicized his name a bit more - Scheibli to Shibbley to Shibley. Johannes Shibley was born Johannes Scheibli (pronounced shee-blee), son of Uli Scheibli, in Switzerland. They would have been Germanic Swiss (as opposed to French or Italian), which might have confused the original census takers.


The family seems to have been very attached to several names and used them over and over, making the tree a bit difficult to develop. Johannes's sons Jacob and John moved to Canada as United Empire Loyalists, one to the Sault St. Marie area and the other in the Kingston area. Jacob is, I believe, the oldest son, and is the ancestor of my line, in the Harrowsmith area north of Kingston, Ontario. The line named their first born sons John, Jacob and Charles alternately for a bit. We also have a Jacob/Catharine couple, but older than yours I think. Jacob's eldest son, John, had Jacob (1778 - 1877) who married Catherine Daly (1786 - 1837). I have more specific information if you wish it.


Incidentally, you will find that Shibley is also a transliterated Lebanese name. Meaning that the sound of the name initially in Arabic characters, when spelled in our Roman letters, became a name that already existed. As far as I can tell, none of us related by blood, but that may only be a matter of time. Lebanese Shibleys began to settle in Canada in the mid- to late 1900's. I'm told there is a particular village in the south of Lebanon where the name is very common.

Re: Shibley Surname Origin

kovachcr (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jul 2011 3:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shibley
I am pretty certain that I have the dates right, but there is always a chance for an error.

As far I as I found, Jacob Shibley was born either in Germany or Switzerland in abt. 1781. He lived in Minden, Montgomery, New York in 1850. In 1860 he lived in Seward, Schoharie, New York. His wife was Catharine and I'm almost certain that her maiden name is Skyler. She was born in 1791 in New York.

Catharine and Jacob Shibley had at least 4 kids and their names are Elizabeth, Benjamin, Margarett, and Henry Shibley. Elizabeth was born around 1826. Benjamin was born in 1829. Margarett was born in around 1832 and Henry was born around 1835.

Benjamin moved to Ohio in the 1880's and his wife was Mary (Moak) Shibley.

For both of Catharine and Jacob Shibley I only found them in the 1850 and 1860 US Census living in New York.

I would greatly appreciate if you could give me the information you found for your Jacob/Catharine couple and about the Johannes and Uli Scheibli family tree.

Thank you so very much for your help.

Re: Shibley Surname Origin

hawkshibley (View posts)
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 4:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Shibley originating from Switzerland would be correct.
ULI SCHEIBLI born 1669. Lebanese Shibley's because of tranlations are not related to Johannes Shibley who came to America in 1737.






















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