Tubb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tubb family

The surname Tubb was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Trengoff. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Early History of the Tubb family

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Tubb Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tubb has been spelled many different ways, including Tubb, Tub, Tubby, Tubman and others.

Early Notables of the Tubb family (pre 1700)

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United States Tubb migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Tubbs to arrive in North America:

Tubb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Tubb, who settled in Maryland in 1670
  • Elizabeth Tubb, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]
  • Mathew Tubb, who settled in Virginia in 1673
  • William Tubb, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]
  • Richard Tubb, who settled in Maryland in 1675
Tubb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Tubb, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • Jacob Tubb, a bonded passenger, who settled in Maryland in 1728
Tubb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Tubb, who settled in New York in 1862
  • Alexander Tubb, aged 7, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]
  • Daniel Tubb, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]
  • Eliza Tubb, aged 38, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]
  • George Tubb, aged 42, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]

Australia Tubb migration to Australia +

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

Tubb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Tubb, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 27th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Alfred Tubb, aged 28, a blacksmith, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" [3]

West Indies Tubb migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Tubb Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • John Tubb, who settled in Barbados in 1682
  • John Tubb, aged 25, who arrived in Barbados in 1682 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tubb (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Dale Tubb (1914-1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, an American country music singer and songwriter, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Glenn Douglas Tubb (1935-2021), American songwriter from San Antonio, Texas, a nephew of Ernest Tubb and married to Dottie Snow Tubb
  • Richard Tubb, American Air Force officer, physician to President George W. Bush
  • Barry Tubb (b. 1963), American film and television actor and director
  • Justin Tubb (1935-1998), American Country Music singer and songwriter
  • Shannon Tubb (b. 1980), Australian cricket player
  • Edwin Charles Tubb (b. 1919), British science-fiction author and editor
  • Frederick Harold Tubb (1881-1917), Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Pestonjee Bomanjee 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  4. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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