The surname Hubeard is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Hubeard 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 Hubeard family
The surname Hubeard 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 Hubeard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hubeard 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 Hubeard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hubeard Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Hubeard are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hubeard include Hubert, Hubbert, Hubbard and others.
Early Notables of the Hubeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hubeard family to Ireland
Some of the Hubeard 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 Hubeard family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hubeard, 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.