Show ContentsBubb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bubb is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the son of Bubb, where it was originally derived from a group of Baptismal surnames meaning of Bubb.

Early Origins of the Bubb family

The surname Bubb was first found in Suffolk, where evidence suggests they held a family seat well before the Norman invasion of the 11th century.

Early History of the Bubb family

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Bubb Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bubb include Bub, Bubb, Bubbe, Bubba and others.

Early Notables of the Bubb family

Notables of the family at this time include

  • Thomas Bubbe, a prominent 14th century landholder in Wiltshire

Bubb Ranking

In the United States, the name Bubb is the 15,257th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Bubb migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Bubb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ann Bubb, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 2
Bubb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Bubb, who landed in Virginia in 1702 2
Bubb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bubb, aged 34, who landed in America from London, in 1894
  • Henry Bubb, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1895
Bubb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Loisia Bubb, aged 24, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1904
  • Charles Spencer Bubb, aged 62, who immigrated to the United States from Paignton, England, in 1907
  • C. Spencer Bubb, aged 63, who landed in America from Pasignton, England, in 1908
  • Mary E. Bubb, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Newent, England, in 1911
  • Florence Bubb, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Bisopstoke, England, in 1919
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Australia Bubb migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bubb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Bubb, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia 3
  • Miss Elizabeth Bubb who was convicted in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England for life, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 22nd April 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 4

New Zealand Bubb migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bubb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Bubb, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Jane Bubb, aged 12, a servant, who arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878 5

Contemporary Notables of the name Bubb (post 1700) +

  • Frank W. Bubb Sr., American scientist and a mathematician who worked on the Manhattan Project
  • Henry Bubb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1964 6
  • Frank Bubb, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1980 6
  • Alvin Bubb (b. 1980), English-born, Grenadian footballer
  • Byron Bubb (b. 1981), Grenadian footballer
  • Adrian Bubb, Australian rugby league footballer
  • George Bubb Dodington (1691-1762), 1st Baron Melcombe, an English politician and nobleman

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