Hubell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The generations and branches of the Hubell family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Hubell comes from the Old French name Hubaut or one of the Old German names Hugibald or Hubald. These names have the literal meaning of mind-bold. 
Early Origins of the Hubell family
The surname Hubell was first found in Hampshire where Bernard Hubold was listed at Winton in 1148. A few years later Henry Hubaut, Hubald, Hubalt was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Warwickshire in 1205 and in the same year Hubald de Bereford was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Herefordshire.  Hugo Hubald, Hubolt was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. 
Early History of the Hubell family
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Hubell Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hubell include Hubble, Hubel, Hubell, Hubbold, Hubbald, Hubball and others.
Early Notables of the Hubell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hubell family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hubell or a variant listed above: Jacob Hubble arrived in Philadelphia in 1825; J.G. Hubbell arrived in San Francisco in 1850 along with a Miss M. Hubbell.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)