Chubb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Chubb is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from Jubb, a diminutive of the Christian name Job. [1] While this is the most recognized origin of the name, two sources claim the name was Saxon or Anglo-Saxon having derived from the "cob, a great-headed, full-cheeked fellow" [2] or from the Anglo-Saxon " personal name Ceob(b)a." [3]

Early Origins of the Chubb family

The surname Chubb was first found in Somerset where Kirby's Quest listed: Adam Chubbe; Alicia Chubbe; Robert Chobbe; and Alicia Chobbe, all having been there 1 Edward III (during the first year of the reign of King Edward III.) [4]

Early History of the Chubb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chubb research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1200, 1273, 1679, 1747, 1679, 1688, 1694, 1505, 1465, 1696 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Chubb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chubb Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chubb has undergone many spelling variations, including Chubb, Chubbe, Chub, Chube, Choubb, Choub, Choube, Chubbs, Chubs, Chubbes and many more.

Early Notables of the Chubb family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Chubb (1679-1747), an English lay Deist writer, born at East Harnham, Salisbury, on 29 Sept. 1679. "His father, a maltster, died in 1688, leaving a widow with four children, of whom Thomas was the youngest. He was taught reading, writing, and arithmetic, and in 1694 apprenticed to a Salisbury glover. " [5] William Chubbes (d. 1505), was "Master of Jesus College, Cambridge (whose name is given in the 'History of Framlingham'...
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United States Chubb migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chubb were among those contributors:

Chubb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Chubb was born in Somersetshire, England, and arrived in the New World in 1635, settling in Salem, and later moved to Beverley
  • Thomas Chubb, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1636 [6]
  • Mary Chubb, who landed in Virginia in 1651 [6]
  • Captain Pasco Chubb, was Commandant of Pemaquid in 1696. He came under criticism for surrendering the Fort without a shot fired. He was then briefly held in prison for treason but was released. Captain Pasco and his family moved to Andover where they were all killed by Indians in 1698
Chubb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Chubb, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [6]
Chubb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Chubb, who landed in New York in 1822 [6]
  • David Chubb was settled in Seal Bight, Labrador, in 1850

Canada Chubb migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chubb Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Chubb was an inhabitant of Newfoundland in 1730 [7]
  • Mr. John Chubb U.E. (b. 1714) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 died in 1822 [8]
Chubb Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Chubb, who settled in Spear Harbour, Labrador, in 1851
  • George Chubb was a merchant of Carbonear in 1877

Australia Chubb migration to Australia +

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

Chubb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Martha Chubb, English convict who was convicted in Bristol, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Buffalo" on 4th May 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [9]
  • William Chubb, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [10]
  • James Chubb, aged 36, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" [11]
  • Emma Chubb, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [12]
  • Clara Chubb, aged 28, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [13]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Chubb 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:

Chubb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Chubb, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Chubb (post 1700) +

  • Charles Chubb (1779-1845), British locksmith and businessman, the founder of Chubb Locks [14]
  • Thomas H. Chubb, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1888 [15]
  • Thomas Chubb, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1956 (alternate), 1960 [15]
  • Neil Chubb, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960 [15]
  • Henry S. Chubb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916; Member of Republican National Committee from Florida, 1912 [15]
  • Hendon Chubb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936 [15]
  • Harvey Chubb, American politician, Supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1831-33 [15]
  • Corinne A. Chubb (1912-1997), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956 [15]
  • Arba Chubb, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1848 [15]
  • Lieutenant General Melvin F. Chubb Jr. (1934-2014), American commander of the Electronic Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  5. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  8. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/buffalo
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  11. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.
  12. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
  13. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml
  14. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020
  15. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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