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The name Shubin was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. In the Middle Ages, many of the Bohemian were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Shubin family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Shubin was an occupational name for a cobbler. Ancient records reveal the name Shubin is derived from the Old German words "schuoch wurhte," and the German "schuowirt," which mean "shoemaker."


The surname Shubin was first found in Bohemia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape the course of European history. Chronicles mention Waczlab Schubort in the town Dux in 1390, and Close Schubert in Glatz in 1415. They would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schubert, Schubart, Schubaert, Schuberdt, Shubert and others.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shubin research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1583, 1681, 1734, 1787, 1784, 1866, 1878, 1829, 1630, 1676, 1739 and 1791 are included under the topic Early Shubin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


During this early period, notable bearers of the name Shubin included Willem Schubart von Ehrenberg (ca.1630-1676), a Flemish Baroque painter; and Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739-1791), an organist who published...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shubin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christoph Schubert, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1734 along with David Schubart. Johann Michael Schubert and Johann Michael Schubert both arrived on Philadelphia in 1753.


  • Mikhail Shubin, Russian-born, American distinguished professor at Northeastern University, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Neil Shubin (b. 1960), American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer
  • Mikhail Shubin (b. 1988), Russian professional triathlete
  • Alexander Alexandrovich Shubin (b. 1983), Russian former competitive figure skater, 2003 World Junior champion and the 2002 JGP Final champion
  • Pyotr Yevgenyevich Shubin (b. 1944), Russian professional football coach and a former player

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Diligenter et fideliter
Motto Translation: Diligently and faithfully.


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    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Shubin Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Shubin 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.

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