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WEBB Surname Meaning & Origin:

A name given to a weaver of fabric, from the Old English word "webbe," meaning a woven cloth.

Surname Origin:

Alternate Surname Spellings:

WEB, WEBBE br]See also WEBER

Famous People with the WEBB Surname:

  • Clifton Webb - Born Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck, Clifton Webb was an American actor, dancer and singer.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber - English playright and one of the most famous musical theatre composers in the world.

Genealogy Resources for the Surname WEBB:

Popular English Surnames & Their Meanings
WEBB is the 76th most popular surname in England.

WEBB Surname DNA Project
WEBBs from all over the world are participating in this group DNA project in an attempt to learn more about WEBB family origins.

WEBB One Name Register
The Webb One Name Register was established in 1984 to bring together people who are researching the WEBB surname (and variants).

WEBB Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of Webb ancestors around the world.

FamilySearch - WEBB Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Webb surname.

WEBB Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Webb surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Cousin Connect - WEBB Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname WEBB, and sign up for free notification when new Webb queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - WEBB Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Webb.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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