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The Rübin surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Rübin is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Rübin was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging medieval society.

Rübin Early Origins



The surname Rübin was first found in Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. In the Middle Ages, the word "Rubin" referred to a type of gem. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Richter Rubynus of Bruenn in 1240 and Nicolas Rubein (Rubin) of Munich in 1343. Also, a popular medieval minstrel of Tyrol bore the name Rubin. He was of the minor nobility, had his home in Merano, wrote 22 songs, and participated in the crusade of 1228.

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Rübin Spelling Variations


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Rübin Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Rübin include Rubin, Rubein, Rubinus, Ruben, Ruebin, Rubinich, Rubinig, Rubinick and many more.

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Rübin Early History


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Rübin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rübin research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1752 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Rübin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rübin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rübin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rübin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Rübin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Rubin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • D Rubin, aged 55, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • D. Rubin, who arrived in New Orleans in 1829
  • Peter Rubin, who arrived at the port of Mobile, Alabama in 1832
  • Peter Rubin, aged 34, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rübin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Regina Rubin, who came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rübin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rübin (post 1700)



  • Tibor "Ted" Rubin (1929-2015), Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War as a U.S. Infantry soldier and POW
  • Andrew Harold Rubin (1946-2015), American actor, best known for his role in Police Academy
  • Stanley Creamer Rubin (1917-2014), American screenwriter and film and television producer, recipient of the first Emmy Award in 1949
  • Alan Rubin (1943-2011), American musician
  • Karl Rubin (b. 1956), American mathematician awarded the Cole Prize for Number Theory in 1992
  • James Philip Rubin (b. 1960), United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1997 to 2000
  • Robert Edward Rubin (b. 1938), American business executive and government official
  • Barry M. Rubin (1950-2014), Americna-born Israeli expert on terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs
  • Miri Rubin, noted medievalist, and Professor in the department of history at Queen Mary, University, London
  • Arthur Herman Rubin (b. 1927), award winning business educator

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Rübin Historic Events


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Rübin Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Arnaud David Rubin (1960-1988), Belgian Passenger from Waterloo, Belgium, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Rübin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rübin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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