The surname Hubbeard is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Hubbeard 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 Hubbeard family
The surname Hubbeard 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 Hubbeard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hubbeard 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 Hubbeard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hubbeard Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hubbeard were recorded, including Hubert, Hubbert, Hubbard and others.
Early Notables of the Hubbeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hubbeard family to Ireland
Some of the Hubbeard 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 Hubbeard family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Hubbeard arrived in North America very early: 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.