The surname Hubbart is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Hubbart is a name that comes from the Norman personal name
Hildebert, which is composed of the Germanic elements hild, which meant battle or strife, and berht, which meant bright or famous. The Norman Conquerors imported a vast number of Norman French personal names into England
, which largely replaced traditional Old English personal names among the upper and middle classes.
Early Origins of the Hubbart family
The surname Hubbart was first found in Cheshire
but before their arrival in England
, the family descended from Roger and/or Ralph Hubert, who were listed in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae (1180.) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Hubbart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hubbart research.Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1621, 1704, 1757, 1837, 1770, 1849 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Hubbart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hubbart Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hubert, Hubbert, Hubbard and others.
Early Notables of the Hubbart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hubbart family to Ireland
Some of the Hubbart family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hubbart family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Hubbart or a variant listed above: Benjamin and Alice Hubbard, who came to Charlestown, MA in 1633; Ann Hubbard, who came to Dedham, MA in 1638; Benjamin Hubbard, who arrived in Charlestown, MA in 1633.