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Clubbe is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a maker of clubs. The surname Clubbe originally derived from the Old English spelling Clobbere. It was commonly found in the area of Farndon, Cheshire where the family first lived.

Early Origins of the Clubbe family

The surname Clubbe was first found in Farndon, near Chester, which "seems to have been the habitat of the family." [1]

So at to prove the point, the Wills at Chester included the following entries: Hugh Clubb, of Farndon, 1588; John Clubb, of Holt, 1607; Francis Clubbe, of Farndon, 1695; and John Clubbe, of Worthenbury, 1689. [1]

Early History of the Clubbe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clubbe research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1202, 1204, 1279, 1588, 1607, 1695, 1803, 1703, 1773, 1725, 1730, 1745 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Clubbe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Clubbe Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Clubbe has appeared include Clubb, Club, Clobbe, Clubbe and others.

Early Notables of the Clubbe family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Clubbe (1703?-1773), English satirical writer, son of the Rev. George Clubbe, rector of Whatfield, Suffolk. "At the usual age he was entered at Cambridge, where he took the degree of B.A. as a member of...
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Migration of the Clubbe family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Clubbe arrived in North America very early: Thomas Club who arrived in Virginia in 1654 and Elizabeth Clubb in Virginia in 1663.

  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) on Facebook