The original Gaelic form of the Irish name Cubbins was written as Mac Cadain, derived from the ancient Irish forename Cadan.
Early Origins of the Cubbins family
The surname Cubbins was first found in County Armagh
(Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster
in present day Northern Ireland
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Cubbins family
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Cubbins Spelling Variations
Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname Cubbins are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Cadden, Caden, Caddin, McCadden, McWadden and others.
Early Notables of the Cubbins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cubbins family to the New World and Oceana
A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland
for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland
during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families
that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Cubbins: James Cadden who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817; another James Caden settled in Philadelphia in 1844; Patrick and Thomas Cadden settled in Philadelphia in 1842 and 1856.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cubbins (post 1700)
- John Cubbins (1827-1894), Isle of Man-born, American businessman and politician from Memphis, Tennessee, member of the Tennessee State Senate (1869-1871)
- William "Bill" Cubbins (b. 1899), Australian rules footballer and club captain who played in 149 games from 1915 to 1930, and later coached StKida in 1930 and Footscray (1931-1933)