Gribble Family History
Gribble Name Meaning
English (Devon and Cornwall): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) crabtree or blackthorn’ from Middle English gribbele. English (of Norman origin): from a Norman personal name Grimbald composed of the ancient Germanic elements grīm ‘mask helmet’ + bald bold ‘bold brave’. Grimbald became Gribald through assimilation of mb to bb. Altered form of German Gribbel from a pet form of a personal name formed with Greif .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022