The English and Scottish surname Webb is an occupational name for a weaver. The name derives from the early Middle English term webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivativeof wefan meaning “to weave.” The first written reference to the name is Alger se Webba in the "Olde English Byname Register" in 1100. In the pipe rolls of the county of Suffolk, we find Osbert Webbe so recorded in 1221 and Alice la Webbe, in the rolls of the borough of Colchester, in 1327. Later church recordings of the post medieval period include: Mary Webb, the daughter of George Webb, who was christened on March 5th 1550 at the church of St. Mary Woolnoth, London.
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