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Re: Family connections
Posted by: Marty Lund (ID *****0245) Date: November 02, 2002 at 02:21:14
In Reply to: Family connections by Joseph Ibbitson of 58

I am a Canadian Ibbitson descendant also, but from a family which has been here much longer. Abt 1820 Wm and Frances I. came to Nova Scotia, near Amherst, with at least 5 of their children. A son John and his family moved on to Elgin County Ontario abt 1840: his descendants account for the majority of those named Ibbitson in Ontario and the western provinces today. John's siblings farmed in the Shinimicas area of Nova Scotia for several generations: several of their children moved across the line to Massachusetts where there are Ibbitsons still. There are also Ibbitsons in the area of Sackville New Brunswick today. We will have to watch not to confuse your line with ours.
Ibbitson is a Scandinavian name which came to England with the Vikings, or Danes. They settled along the North Sea coast and moved inland, especially in Yorkshire the largest English county. My Ibbitsons came from the area of Helmsely and Hawnby, North Yorkshire, which may be a good place for you to look for your ancestors. Here is a link to the most useful Genuki site for Yorkshire:
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/index.html


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