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GIBB Family HistoryThis name is one of the diminutive forms of the popular Medieval English personal name "Gilbert", which was introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066. The Norman form of the name was "Gisleberth" in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means "bright youth", and is composed of the adopted Germanic elements "gisil", noble youth, sometimes "hostage", with "berht", bright, famous. Gilbert became a very popular given name in England during the Middle Ages, partly through the fame of St.
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