Stubbs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Stubbs begins with the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This Norman name was soon thereafter given to a a short or stocky person, having derived from the Old English word stybb, of the same meaning. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. [1]

Early Origins of the Stubbs family

The surname Stubbs was first found in Staffordshire where they were granted lands at Water-Eaton and Bloxwich by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

There are elaborate accounts of this family's descent from Belmeis or Beaumeis from Beaumeis-Sur-Dive from Calvados in Normandy through Richard Belmeis, the founder of the family, who was a follower of Roger de Montogomery who was Sheriff of Shropshire and later Bishop of London, about 1100. [2]

One of the earliest records of the family was Thomas Stubbs ( fl. 1373), an English "chronicler, [who] is said by Bale to have been a native of Yorkshire and a Dominican friar. " [3]

Important Dates for the Stubbs family

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Stubbs Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stubbs family name include Stubbs, Stubs, Stubbes, Stubb, Stubbe and others.

Early Notables of the Stubbs family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Leonard Stopes (1540?-1587?), was an English priest, "born about 1540, probably belonged to the branch of the family of Stopes settled at Much Hadham in Hertfordshire, and may have been brother of James Stopes, whose son James, brother of St. Catharine's by the Tower, was rector...
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Migration of the Stubbs family to Ireland

Some of the Stubbs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stubbs migration to the United States

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Stubbs family to immigrate North America:

Stubbs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Daniell Stubbs, who landed in Virginia in 1633 [4]
  • Izabell Stubbs, who landed in Virginia in 1636 [4]
  • Danll Stubbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [4]
  • Daniell and Hontford Stubbs, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Isabell Stubbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [4]
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Stubbs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Stubbs, who settled in Barbados in 1700
  • Robert Stubbs, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [4]
  • Robert Stubbs, who settled in Maryland in 1716
  • Richard Stubbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [4]
  • Ralph Stubbs, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 [4]
Stubbs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Stubbs, who arrived in New York in 1807 [4]
  • William Stubbs, who settled in New York State in 1807
  • Edward Stubbs, who landed in New York in 1807 [4]
  • Catherine Stubbs, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1807 [4]
  • Margaret Stubbs, aged 40, who landed in New York in 1807 [4]
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Stubbs migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stubbs Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Stubbs, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Stubbs migration to Australia

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

Stubbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Stubbs, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • Thomas Stubbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [6]
  • Winifred Stubbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [6]
  • William Stubbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [7]
  • Elizabeth Stubbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [7]
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Stubbs migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stubbs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Gibson Stubbs, aged 26, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1843
  • Mr. Abraham Stubbs, (b. 1827), aged 30, British labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [8]
  • Albert Stubbs, aged 24, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Emma Stubbs, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Ethel Stubbs, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name Stubbs (post 1700)

  • William Stubbs (1825-1901), English historian and Bishop of Oxford
  • Una Stubbs (b. 1937), English actress and former dancer
  • John Francis Alexander Heath- Stubbs OBE (1918-2006), English poet and translator
  • Frank Edward Stubbs (1888-1915), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Alan Stubbs (b. 1971), former English footballer
  • George Stubbs (1724-1806), British painter born at Liverpool, son of John Stubbs, a currier, best known for his paintings of horses; he began to study anatomy at his father's house in Ormond Street, Liverpool when he was eight years old
  • Stanley Stubbs, English Headmaster, The Perse School, Cambridge
  • Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs (1876-1947), British administrator, who was the governor of Hong Kong (1919-1925)

Historic Events for the Stubbs family

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Kimberley Stubbs (1922-1941), Australian Stoker 2nd Class from Perth, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [9]
  • Mr. George Stubbs (1884-1941), Australian Chaplain from Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [9]
HMS Cornwall
  • Leslie Stubbs, British Commander Gunner aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [10]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Charles F B Stubbs (b. 1909), English Lieutenant serving for the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve from Finsbury, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [11]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. James Henry Stubbs (d. 1912), aged 28, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [12]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  10. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  11. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  12. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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