Dubs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Dubs comes from the region of Provence, in France. The surname Dubs is of local origin, and is therefore a type of hereditary surname. Local surnames are derived either from an already existing place-name or from a local feature of the geography.

Early Origins of the Dubs family

The surname Dubs was first found in Provence where this esteemed family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Originating from the d'Ubaye river region in this province, the family grew and branched to Brittany (French: Bretagne), where members were known as the Dube de la Garenne family, and were noted for their devoted service to the King and for their contributions in their communities. In the middle of the 19th century, members of this family immigrated to the New World, where they flourished and became a notable and large family.

Mathurin Dube, born in 1631, son of Jean and Renée, travelled from Normandy to Canada in the 17th century. He married Marie Campion at Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 3rd September 1670. They had nine children together, 5 daughters and 4 sons. [1]

Early History of the Dubs family

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Dubs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dube, Dubet, Dubais, Dubé, Dubée, Dubaie, Duber, Dubey, Dubay, Dubbe, Dubbet, Dubbais, Dubbée, Dubbé, Dubbaie, Dubber, Dubbey, Dubbay and many more.

Early Notables of the Dubs family (pre 1700)

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United States Dubs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dubs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Dubs, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [2]
  • Jacob Dubs, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [2]
  • Johan Jost Dubs, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [2]
  • John Dubs, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
Dubs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Barbara Dubs, aged 19, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dubs (post 1700) +

  • Adolph Dubs (1920-1979), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1978-79 [3]


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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