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Stebbins Surname Origin
(Locality). From a town of the same name called Stebbings, originally Stubing, in Essex, England. So called from stub, Saxon, styobe, Latin stipes, the stump of a tree, and ing, a field or meadow.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Stebbins Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Stebbins Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch