Hubbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Hubbert is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Hubbert 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 Hubbert family

The surname Hubbert was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where the early Latin form of the name was found in Hampshire, Eudo filius Huberti. [1]

The family may have descended from Roger and/or Ralph Hubert, who were listed in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae (1180). [2]

Later on in London, as a forename, Hubert de Bissoppesgate was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1292. Thomas Huberd (Hubert) was found in Dorset in the Pipe Rolls of 1230, William Hoberd was in the Feet of Fines for Suffolk in 1292 and Roger Hubard was in the Subsidy Rolls for Somerset in 1327. [3]

Osbert Houbard was also listed in Somerset, Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [4]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 recorded Petrus Hubard; Alicia Hubard; and Isabella Hoberd as all holding lands there at that time. [5]

"Hubbard is a characteristic Norfolk name. The early form of the name in this and the neighbouring counties, both in Domesday times and in the centuries immediately following, was Hubert, occasionally written Huberd; and we find that Robert Hubert or Hoberd was rector of Seaming at the close of the 14th century. Thence, the transition to Hubberd, and on to Hubbard is an easy one. " [6]

The English nursery rhyme "Old Mother Hubbard" is generally attributed to Sarah Catherine Martin (1768-1826), who lived in Yealmpton, Devon and was first published under the title "The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog."

Early History of the Hubbert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hubbert research. Another 258 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1588, 1775, 1783, 1621, 1704, 1757, 1837, 1770, 1849 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Hubbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hubbert Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Hubert, Hubbert, Hubbard and others.

Early Notables of the Hubbert family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hubbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hubbert Ranking

In the United States, the name Hubbert is the 11,689th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [7]

Ireland Migration of the Hubbert family to Ireland

Some of the Hubbert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hubbert migration to the United States +

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hubbert or a variant listed above:

Hubbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Hubbert, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635 [8]
  • Thomas Hubbert, who arrived in America in 1654-1679 [8]
  • John Hubbert, who landed in Maryland in 1661 [8]
Hubbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jacob Hubbert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [8]
Hubbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christ Hubbert, who arrived in America in 1844 [8]
  • Clementine Hubbert, who landed in America in 1847 [8]
  • Henry Hubbert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [8]

Canada Hubbert migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hubbert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Adam Hubbert U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 49 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [9]
  • Mrs. Christine Hubbert U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 95 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [9]
  • Master. Frederick Hubbert U.E. (b. 1772), aged 11 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 150 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [9]
  • Master. Jacob Hubbert U.E. (b. 1770), aged 13 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 149 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [9]
  • Miss. Elizabeth Hubbert U.E. (b. 1779), aged 4 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 28 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [9]
Hubbert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Allanson Hubbert, who landed in Canada in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Hubbert (post 1700) +

  • Helen Hubbert Kemp (1918-2015), American voice teacher, church music pedagogue, composer, and children's choir clinician


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  7. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  8. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  9. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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