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The distinguished Old English surname Gubay means "of Gopheye," and indicates someone who hails from the town of Gopheye in Dorset.

Gubay Early Origins



The surname Gubay was first found in Dorset, where thee family was anciently seated 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. However, many Saxon surnames survived and the family name Gubay was first referenced in the year 1327, when Nicholas Gopheye held estates in Somerset whence they had moved from Dorset.

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Gubay Spelling Variations


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Gubay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guppy, Goobie, Gophy, Gophie, Guppey, Gooby, Goby, Gobey, Guby, Gube and many more.

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Gubay Early History


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Gubay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gubay research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1392 is included under the topic Early Gubay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gubay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gubay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gubay 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Guppie, who came to Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1653; Wm Guppy, who settled in Barbados in 1685; John Guppy, who immigrated to Maryland in 1771; Samuel Guppy, who was living in New York in 1834.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gubay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gubay (post 1700)



  • Albert Gubay (1928-2016), Welsh businessman and philanthropist, founder and owner of Kwik Save (1959-1973), founder and owner of Total Fitness (1993-2004), the 698th richest person in the world

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Gubay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gubay 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 January 2016 at 14:05.

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