Tubbs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tubbs family

The surname Tubbs 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 Tubbs family

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Tubbs Spelling Variations

Tubbs has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Tubbs have been found, including Tubb, Tub, Tubby, Tubman and others.

Early Notables of the Tubbs family (pre 1700)

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Tubbs Ranking

In the United States, the name Tubbs is the 2,715th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]


United States Tubbs migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Tubbss to arrive on North American shores:

Tubbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Tubbs, who arrived in Maryland in 1660 [2]
  • Isaac Tubbs, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [2]
  • Isabell Tubbs, who landed in Maryland in 1666 [2]
Tubbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Silas Tubbs, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Australia Tubbs migration to Australia +

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

Tubbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Ann Tubbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tubbs (post 1700) +

  • Billy Duane Tubbs (1935-2020), American men's college basketball head coach for Lamar University (1976–1980, 2003–2006), and the University of Oklahoma (1980–1994)
  • Gerald J. Tubbs (1935-2012), American NFL football linebacker, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame (1996)
  • Tony Tubbs (b. 1958), WBA World Heavyweight champion from 1985 to 1986
  • Winfred O'Neal Tubbs (b. 1970), American professional football player
  • James Tubbs (1835-1921), English bowmaker, one of the most celebrated, better known as "The English Tourte"
  • Ralph Tubbs OBE, FRIBA (1912-1996), British architect


Suggested Readings for the name Tubbs +

  • The Tubbs and Quinton Families of Pulaski County, Kentucky by Sharon Minor Schermerhorn.
  • Daniel Tubb,1794-1882, of South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Descendants by Dianna Lollar.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMITY HALL 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850AmityHall.gif


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