Grub History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grub family

The surname Grub was first found in Berkshire, where the family was first referenced in the year 1176 when Richard and John Grubb held estates in that shire. [1]

Some of the family branched to Stoke Climsland, Cornwall where the family was recorded in 1329. This branch would later become Quakers and some of the first settlers to America.

One source disagrees with these early registers. "The family of Grubbe, spelt in the old registers as Grube or Groube, migrated from Germany about the year 1430, after the Hussite persecutions, and subsequently settled in the parish of Potterne, Wiltshire where they have ever since remained." [2]

We suggest that this may be one branch of the family as there are many records of the family before 1430, including the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 which listed: John Grubbe in Norfolk; and Alan Grubbe in Cambridgeshire.

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 (over fifty years before 1430) lists Johannes Grubb and Johannes Grubb as holding lands there at this time. [3]

Early History of the Grub family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grub research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1273, 1455, 1487, 1652, 1708, 1655, 1715, 1685, 1689, 1690, 1172 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Grub History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grub Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grubb, Grub, Grubbe, Groube, Groub and others.

Early Notables of the Grub family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Grub family to Ireland

Some of the Grub family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Grub migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grub Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Grub, who settled in Virginia in 1664
Grub Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Grub, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [4]
  • Peter Grub, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [4]
  • Johan Jacob Grub, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [4]
  • Dewalt Grub, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [4]
  • Johann Theobald Grub, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Grub Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Madilaine Grub, who arrived in New York in 1849 [4]
  • Margaret Grub, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1849 [4]
  • Philip Peter Grub, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [4]
  • John Grub, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [4]
  • Kare Grub, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Grub (post 1700) +

  • George Grub (1812-1892), Scottish historian, and lawyer


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Burke, John and Burke, Sir Bernard, C.B. LL.D Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage . London: Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, 1865, Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)


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