Grubbs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Grubbs family
The surname Grubbs 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. 
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." 
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. 
Early History of the Grubbs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grubbs 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 Grubbs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grubbs Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Grubb, Grub, Grubbe, Groube, Groub and others.
Early Notables of the Grubbs family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Grubbs is the 1,562nd most popular surname with an estimated 19,896 people with that name. 
Migration of the Grubbs family to Ireland
Some of the Grubbs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Grubbs family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Grub, who settled in Virginia in 1664; Thomas Grubb, his wife Ann Salter Grubb, and their three children, who settled in Boston in 1633; Henry Grubb, who arrived in New Jersey in 1678.