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Where did the English Hubbard family come from? What is the English Hubbard family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hubbard family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hubbard family history?

The surname Hubbard is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Hubbard is a name that comes from the Norman personal name Hildebert, which is composed of the Germanic elements hild, which meant battle or strife, and berht, which meant bright or famous. The Norman Conquerors imported a vast number of Norman French personal names into England, which largely replaced traditional Old English personal names among the upper and middle classes.

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A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hubert, Hubbert, Hubbard and others.

First found in Cheshire, England but before their arrival in England, the family descended from Roger and/or Ralph Hubert, who were listed in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae (1180.) [1]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hubbard research. Another 351 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1621, 1704, 1757, 1837, 1770, 1849 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Hubbard History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 79 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hubbard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Hubbard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hubbard or a variant listed above:

Hubbard Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • William Hubbard, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Edmund Hubbard, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1633
  • Benjamin Hubbard, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Jo Hubbard, aged 10, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Samuell Hubbard, aged 16, arrived in Bermuda in 1635


Hubbard Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • William Hubbard settled in New York (where he registered his personal coat of arms) in 1710 from Durham, England
  • Renee Hubbard, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Nathaniel Hubbard settled in Massachusetts (where he registered his Arms) in 1736 from Essex
  • Ephraim Hubbard, who arrived in Maryland in 1740
  • Nicholas Hubbard, who landed in New York in 1796


Hubbard Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Beevis Hubbard, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Edward Hubbard, who landed in New York in 1831
  • Samuel Hubbard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Isaiah Hubbard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S Hubbard, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860

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  • Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), American author and publisher
  • Lafayette Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), American science fiction writer, founder of the Church of Scientology
  • Asahel W. Hubbard (1819-1879), American politician for Iowa
  • Bela Hubbard (1814-1896), American geologist, surveyor
  • Robert Calvin Hubbard (1900-1977), American football player and later Major League Baseball umpire, currently the only person to be enshrined at both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Gardiner Greene Hubbard (1822-1897), American lawyer, financier, and philanthropist, one of the founders of the Bell Telephone Company, founder and the first president of the National Geographic Society
  • Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard (1938-2008), American jazz trumpeter
  • Frank Twombly Hubbard (1920-1976), American harpsichord maker
  • Charles Hubbard, American Olympic sliver medalist for archery at the 1904 games
  • Arthur J. Hubbard Sr. (1912-2014), American state senator from Arizona who served as a Navajo Code Talker instructor in WWII

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  • The Genealogy of the Hubbard and Bogel Families of Presidio County, Texas: Their Ancestors and Descendants, 1660-1989 by Harry J. Hubbard Jr..
  • McBride, Hubbard Family History, 1773-1979 by Peggy Arnold.
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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hubbard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hubbard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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