Hubbs is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the son of Robert.
In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
which meant son,
were the most common patronymic
suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius,
which meant son.
By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Hubbs family
The surname Hubbs was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hubbs family
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Hubbs Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hubbs has been recorded under many different variations, including Hobbs, Hobs, Hobbes, Hobis, Hopp, Hoppe, Hopps and many more.
Early Notables of the Hubbs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hubbs family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hubbs or a variant listed above:
Hubbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Hubbs, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Hubbs Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Adam Hubbs, who landed in Canada in 1828
- Amos Hubbs, who arrived in Canada in 1830
- Haviland Hubbs, who landed in Canada in 1830
Contemporary Notables of the name Hubbs (post 1700)
- Irving G. Hubbs (1870-1952), American lawyer and politician, justice of the New York Supreme Court
- Daniel William Hubbs (b. 1971), American head coach for the USC Trojans baseball team
- Orlando Hubbs (1840-1930), American carriage builder, ship's joiner and politician, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (1881 to 1883)
- Kenneth Douglass Hubbs (1941-1964), American Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1961 to 1963, the first rookie to win a Gold Glove Award in 1962
- Carl Leavitt Hubbs (1894-1979), American ichthyologist, Assistant Curator of fish, amphibians and reptiles at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago (1917-1920), eponym of Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute and Hubbs' beaked whale
- John Hubbs (1874-1952), Canadian owner of John Hubbs Canning Company and Member of Parliament for Prince Edward (1921-1925)