Origin of the Name Giblin
The origin of the name Giblin
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The name Giblin in Irish is O'Gibeallain and the variant O'Gibellan is another anglicized form of this. This sept came from County Roscommon.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
They have frequently been mentioned in the Annals as priests, anchorites or brehons in the diocese of Elphin, the most noteworthy of these being Maurice O'Gibellan, 1328, who is described as 'Chief professor of the new law as modified by Christianity'. The sept has remained undisturbed throughout the centuries and are scarcely to be found in the present day outside the original habitat in County Roscommon and Mayo. Some families of the sept have actually changed their name to Gibson.
The Giblin coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Giblin descendants.