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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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tubb research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1620 is included under the topic Early Tubb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Tubb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 came to Maryland in 1670
  • Elizabeth Tubb, who arrived in Maryland in 1670
  • William Tubb, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Mathew Tubb, who settled in Virginia in 1673
  • Richard Tubb, who came to Maryland in 1675
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Tubb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Tubb, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • 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, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Daniel Tubb, aged 20, landed in New York in 1862
  • Eliza Tubb, aged 38, landed in New York in 1862
  • George Tubb, aged 42, landed in New York in 1862

Tubb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Tubb, aged 28, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"
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  • Richard Tubb, American Air Force officer, physician to President George W. Bush
  • Ernest Tubb (1914-1984), American country music singer and songwriter
  • 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
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    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Tubb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tubb 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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