Webb family crest

Webb family crest

Colors on the Webb family crest explained

Argent (silver) -  represents the Webb family's values of peacefulness and sincerity.

Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of the Webb family.

Gules (red) - signifies martyrdom and the historic military strength of the Webbs.



  Symbols on the Webb family crest explained  

The cross - symbolizes Christ's rise from the dead to claim victory over sin. A connection to the Webb family's early religious associations.

The four ravens - represents God's protective power and the spirituality of nature.

The crown - signifies the authority the Webb family had either in relation to royalty, societal standing or military ranking.

The eagle - symbolises how Webb family members are people of action, quick wittedness and a noble nature. When the wings are displayed, this additionally represents 'protection'.


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Origins of the Webb family name 

The first use of the name Webb was in medieval England.

It was a name given to a person who was  skilled in the weaving of cloth or successful in that industry.

The name Webb is derived from the Old English word 'webbe', which means "weaver".


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Summary of the Webb family and the Webb family crest

  • The first record of the name Webb was in the Domesday Book of 1086, which was a survey of England and Wales ordered by William the Conqueror.
  • The very earliest Webb family were believed to have originally come from Normandy, France and settled in England in the 11th century.
  • The name Webb is also found in the Scottish Borders, where it is thought to be of Norman origin.
  • The Webb family was  granted lands in Yorkshire by William the Conqueror after which they entered into the noble rankings.
  • The first documented noble from the Webb family was a Norman nobleman named William le Webb in 1086.
  • The family later moved to Lancashire and Warwickshire in England.
  • The Webb family has produced several notable individuals across the centuries, including Sir Geoffrey Webb, a British politician, and Mary Webb, a prolific English novelist.
  • The Webb family name was first found in America in the late 1600s.
  • The first recorded ancestor is John Webb, who arrived in Virginia in 1653. 
  • The Webb family quickly thrived in the New World and helped very much in building of towns in the early Eastern United States.
  • The Webb family name is also associated with the town of Webb, Alabama in the United States.