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The Rubin surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Rubin is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Rubin was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging medieval society.

Rubin Early Origins



The surname Rubin was first found in Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. In the Middle Ages, the word "Rubin" referred to a type of gem. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Richter Rubynus of Bruenn in 1240 and Nicolas Rubein (Rubin) of Munich in 1343. Also, a popular medieval minstrel of Tyrol bore the name Rubin. He was of the minor nobility, had his home in Merano, wrote 22 songs, and participated in the crusade of 1228.

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Rubin Spelling Variations


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Rubin Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Rubin include Rubin, Rubein, Rubinus, Ruben, Ruebin, Rubinich, Rubinig, Rubinick and many more.

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Rubin Early History


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Rubin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rubin research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1752 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Rubin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rubin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rubin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rubin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Rubin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Rubin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • D Rubin, aged 55, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • D. Rubin, who arrived in New Orleans in 1829
  • Peter Rubin, who arrived at the port of Mobile, Alabama in 1832
  • Peter Rubin, aged 34, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rubin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Regina Rubin, who came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rubin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rubin (post 1700)



  • Tibor "Ted" Rubin (1929-2015), Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War as a U.S. Infantry soldier and POW
  • Andrew Harold Rubin (1946-2015), American actor, best known for his role in Police Academy
  • Stanley Creamer Rubin (1917-2014), American screenwriter and film and television producer, recipient of the first Emmy Award in 1949
  • Alan Rubin (1943-2011), American musician
  • Karl Rubin (b. 1956), American mathematician awarded the Cole Prize for Number Theory in 1992
  • James Philip Rubin (b. 1960), United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1997 to 2000
  • Robert Edward Rubin (b. 1938), American business executive and government official
  • Barry M. Rubin (1950-2014), Americna-born Israeli expert on terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs
  • Miri Rubin, noted medievalist, and Professor in the department of history at Queen Mary, University, London
  • Arthur Herman Rubin (b. 1927), award winning business educator

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Rubin Historic Events


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Rubin Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Arnaud David Rubin (1960-1988), Belgian Passenger from Waterloo, Belgium, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name Rubin


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Suggested Readings for the name Rubin



  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, A History of the Rottenberg, Rubin, Goldstein et al. Families by Dan Rottenberg.
  • A Link with the Future: a History of the Rottenberg, Rubin, Goldstein Families by Dan Rottenberg.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rubin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rubin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 11:46.

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