This nice book by Henry Barber (published in London in 1894), uploaded to the Internet Archive by an archivist associated with Cornell University, would be helpful for anyone looking for clues as to their British last name.
I figured I'd try to determine the origin of Tibbetts.
TEBBUT. A.S. Tedbert; Fr. Thibaut; p.n.
TIBBETTS, TIBBITTS. Dch. Dibbetts; a p.n. See Tebbut
TIBBITT. Fl Tybaert; a p.n.
Other variants include:
Tebb, Tebbs, Tebbatts, Tebbitt, Tibb, Tibbs, Tibby
It seems May Jarvis had tried to figure out the origin of Tibbetts as well, consulting Mr. Barber along with other sources:
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