Grubb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Grubb family

The surname Grubb was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1176 when Richard and John Grubb held estates in that shire. Later 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.

Important Dates for the Grubb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grubb 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 Grubb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grubb Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Grubb family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Grubb family to Ireland

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grubb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Grubb, who settled in Virginia in 1626
  • Thomas Grubb, his wife Ann Salter Grubb, and their three children, who settled in Boston in 1633
  • Thomas Grubb, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634 [1]
  • Jo Grubb, aged 30, who arrived in New England in 1634 [1]
  • William Grubb, aged 16, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Grubb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Arrabella Grubb, who settled in Maryland in 1734
  • Conrad Grubb, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Jacob Grubb, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745 [1]
  • Peter Grubb, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745 [1]
  • William Grubb, a bonded passenger who settled in America in 1756
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grubb migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grubb Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Catha Grubb, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Sarah Grubb, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Hanah Grubb, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Grubb migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grubb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Grubb, English convict from Durham, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. William Grubb, (b. 1863), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "SS Chimborazo" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th July 1885 [3]
  • Mrs. Bessie Grubb, (b. 1863), aged 22, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "SS Chimborazo" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th July 1885 [3]

Grubb migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Grubb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Grubb, aged 32, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Mary Ann Grubb, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Sarah Grubb, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • K. Grubb, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilawur" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Grubb (post 1700)

  • John Grubb (1652-1708), English-born, American two-term member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, one of the original settlers of what is now known as Clayton, Delaware
  • Peter Grubb (1702-1754), American founder of the Grubb Family Iron Dynasty who discovered Cornwall Iron Mines and established Cornwall Iron Furnace
  • Edward Burd Grubb Jr. (1841-1913), American Union Army officer in the American Civil War, made "brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers"
  • John Maywood Grubb Jr. (b. 1948), American Major League Baseball player
  • Kevin Grubb (1978-2009), American NASCAR driver
  • Davis Grubb (1919-1980), American novelist and short story writer
  • George D. W. Grubb, British politician, Lord Provost and ex officio Lord-Lieutenant of Edinburgh from 2007 until 2012
  • Sir Howard Grubb (1844-1931), Irish designer and maker of telescopes, knighted in 1887
  • Thomas Grubb (1800-1878), Irish optician, founder of the Grubb Telescope Company
  • John Grubb Parke (1827-1900), United States Army engineer and a Union general in the American Civil War

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
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