Show ContentsBubar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Bubar comes from when the family resided in Baber, in the county of Suffolk. There is also a place in Cornwall called Baber (sometimes known as St. Dominick) from which some cases of the name may originate, but it is of later origin than the one in Suffolk.

"This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Baber.' Mr. Lower derives it from the Hundred of Babergh, Suffolk. But in the Cornwall Directory occurs a place called Baber, seemingly the same as St. Dominick. Baber is a familiar Devon and Cornwall surname. " 1

Significantly, one source notes that the name could have been Gaelic in origin, from "Babair or Basbair, a fencer or swordsman; one who, by his blows, produced death; from Bas, death, and fear, a man." 2

Early Origins of the Bubar family

The surname Bubar was first found in Cambridgeshire, where Henry Babre was registered in the Hundrendorum Rolls of 1273. 1

Early History of the Bubar family

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Bubar Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bubar has been recorded under many different variations, including Baber, Babre, Bayber, Baybre, Babar, Baybar, Babor, Babir and many more.

Early Notables of the Bubar family

Distinguished members of the family include Edward Baber (1532-1578), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Bath (1571 to 1572); John Baber (1593-1644), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Wells (1628-1629) and in 1640; and Sir John Baber, M.D. (1625-1704), an English physician to Charles II. He was the son of John Baber, recorder of Wells, Somersetshire, and was born 18 April 1625. He was educated at Westminster school, whence he...
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Migration of the Bubar family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bubar or a variant listed above: Francis Baber, who sailed to Massachusettes in 1635. Robert Baber journeyed to Virginia in 1663 and Nick Baber sailed to Philadelphia in 1838.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bubar (post 1700) +

  • James S. "Jim" Bubar, American Alternate National Committeeman for the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee
  • Benjamin Calvin "Ben" Bubar Jr., (1917-1995), American ordained minister and strong supporter of the temperance movement, Prohibition Party Presidential candidate in 1976 and 1980
  • James Bubar, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2004 3
  • Benjamin Calvin Bubar Jr. (1917-1995), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for President of the United States, 1976, 1980 3

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook