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.
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