Hubald History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Hubald are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the Old French name Hubaut or one of the Old German names Hugibald or Hubald. These names have the literal meaning of mind-bold. [1]

Early Origins of the Hubald family

The surname Hubald was first found in Hampshire where Bernard Hubold was listed at Winton in 1148. A few years later Henry Hubaut, Hubald, Hubalt was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Warwickshire in 1205 and in the same year Hubald de Bereford was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Herefordshire. [1] Hugo Hubald, Hubolt was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2]

Important Dates for the Hubald family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hubald research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1148 and 1199 are included under the topic Early Hubald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hubald Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hubald family name include Hubble, Hubel, Hubell, Hubbold, Hubbald, Hubball and others.

Early Notables of the Hubald family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hubald family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hubald surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Jacob Hubble arrived in Philadelphia in 1825; J.G. Hubbell arrived in San Francisco in 1850 along with a Miss M. Hubbell.

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Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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