Dubbin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Dubbin was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dubbin family lived in Gloucestershire. This family was originally from St. Aubin, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, D'Aubin, which literally translates as from Aubin, that their surname derives.
Early Origins of the Dubbin family
The surname Dubbin was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Dubbin family
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Dubbin Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Dobyns, Dobbins, Dobbings, Dobyn, Dobbin, Dobbyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Dubbin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dubbin family to Ireland
Some of the Dubbin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dubbin migration to the United States
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dubbin or a variant listed above:
Dubbin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Lily Dubbin, aged 30, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1897
- Robert Dubbin, aged 34, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1897
Dubbin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Victor Dubbin, aged 6, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1904
- Mia Dubbin, aged 0, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1904
- Robert Dubbin, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1904
- Bella Dubbin, aged 3, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1904
- Esther Dubbin, aged 8, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1904
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dubbin (post 1700)
- Samuel J. Dubbin (b. 1955), American lawyer, public servant, and Holocaust Survivors' rights advocate, co-founder of Dubbin & Kravetz, L.L.P
- Henry Dubbin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948 
- Mick Dubbin, British vocalist and guitarist for The Squares, an English band formed in 1985
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