The GISBY Family Tree
This all started when I decided to
trace the origins of my surname . At first, it seemed to be very much an East
Kent name - so I collected information from in and around the Isle of Thanet.
It seems likely that it originates from France (possibly "Gisbonne"
or "Gisbourne") .
We now have a
Family Tree going back to
the mid-1600's. Records (with spelling variations) also crop up from elsewhere
in Kent and other parts of the UK, going back to the late 1500's. Many of these
have not yet been connected to this tree. This also includes Scotland, USA, Canada
New Zealand. Work is
progressing with the help of others with a connection to the name, and we
welcome contact from anyone else who has an interest. After all - there aren't
that many of us about!
If you want to know more, just e-mail me. Phil Gisby.