Stubbington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Stubbington family name to the British Isles. They lived in Essex having derived from the Old English word stybbing, meaning stumps, and indicates that the original bearer lived in or near an area which had been cleared of trees.

Early Origins of the Stubbington family

The surname Stubbington was first found in Essex at Stebbing, a small village in the Uttlesford district that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Stibinga and either meant "settlement of the family or followers of a man called Stybba" or "dwellers among the tree-stumps." [1] Although the Old English roots of this name suggest that they pre-date the Normans in Britain, they were also conjecturally descended from Thomas de Colunces who's son Hugh acquired the lands of Stebbing and Woodham Ferrars in Essex, containing two Mills, vines, and five beehives. Thomas was descended from the Colunces of Calvados in Normandy.

Stubbins is an industrial village in the southern part of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire and dates back to 1563 when it was first listed as Stubbing. It literally meant "a place with tree stumps."[1]

Early History of the Stubbington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stubbington research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1647, 1728, 1687, 1763 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Stubbington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stubbington Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Stebbing, Stebing, Stubbings, Stubbing, Stebbings and many more.

Early Notables of the Stubbington family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stubbington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Stubbington migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stubbington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Stubbington, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [2]
  • Mr. Charles Stubbington, English convict who was convicted in Winchester, Hampshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Belgravia" on 4th April 1866, arriving in Western Australia [3]


The Stubbington Motto +

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: Quiescam
Motto Translation: I shall rest.


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/belgravia


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