Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Hubbard Name
Origins of Name:
The surname of Hubbard was of the Anglo-Saxon variety, deriving from the Anglo-Saxon personal name of “Hugibert” or “Hubert.” These names had the elements of “hug” which can be translated to mean “heart,” and the element of “beorht” which can be interpreted as meaning “bright” or “famous” –which made this surname very popular in the earliest time of its discovery. This surname of Hubbard was believed to be introduced in England and Wales by the Saxon invaders in the 8th Century, but did appear in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The popularity of this surname can also be attributed to the patron saint of hunting, St. Hubert, and England being a country that largely enjoys hunting as as sport or recreational activity.
More common variations are:
Hubbarde, Hubbeard, Hubbardd, Hubbared, Hiubbard, Haubbard, Hubbaerd, Hubbarrd, Hobbard, Hubberd, Hubbet, Hubert, Hobart
The first recorded spelling of the surname of Hubbard is believed to be in the country of England and in the year of 1327. This person was recorded as being named as one Roger Hubard, who was mentioned and recorded in the document entitled the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset. This document was ordered and decreed under the reign of one King Edward III, who was known as and commonly referred to throughout history as the “Father of the Navy.” King Edward III ruled as the King of England from the year 1327 to the year 1377. Other mentions of the surname of Hubbard in England include one John Gellibrand Hubbard, who lived from the year 1805 to the year 1889 and was the Director of the Bank of England, and was eventually named as the first Baron Addington by Queen Victoria in the year of 1887. Those who bore this surname in the country of England were found all over the region, but originated in the County of Leicestershire. Eventually, this surname spread to the counties of Norfolk, Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Suffolk, Cheshire, Lincolnshire, and the city of London.
Those who bear the surname of Hubbard can also be found in large concentrations in the country of Scotland. These families who bear the surname of Hubbard can be found in the areas of Lanarkshire County and Perthshire County.
United States of America:
During the early 1600’s, it became common for settlers from Europe, specifically England, to move from their home country in search of a new life. These people were often seeking freedom from religious persecution, as well as a better life, with better living conditions. These people sought out this new life in the United States of America, which at that time was called the New World or the Colonies. The first person to make it to the United States to start their new life with this surname was one William Hubbard, who landed in the city of Ipswich, in the state of Massachusetts in the year 1630. Those who bear the surname of Hubbard can be found in many states throughout the United States of America. The states that have the higher concentration of those who bear this surname of Hubbard are the states of Texas, Illinois, Washington, Michigan, Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky New York, Massachusetts, California, and the state of North Carolina.
United States 78,589
South Africa 1,991
New Zealand 783
Marvin “Marvelous Marv” Hubbard (1946-2015) who was a college and professional football player in America was inducted into the Colgate University Athletic Hall of Honor in the year 1995
Mrs. Alice Hubbard (died in 1915) who was a 1st Class Passenger from East Aurora, New York who was on board of the RMS Lusitania when the vessel began to sink in the year 1915, and died in the sinking
Mr. Elbert Green Hubbard (died in 1915) who was a 1st Class Passenger from East Aurora, New York who was on board of the RMS Lusitania when the vessel began to sink in the year 1915, and died in the sinking
Arthur J. Hubbard Sr. (1912-2014) who was an Arizona State Senator who also served as a Navajo Code Talker Instructor in World War II
Charles Hubbard, who was a silver Olympic medalist in archery, from America, and earned that medal in the 1904 Olympic games
Frank Twombly Hubbard (1920-1976) who was a harpsichord maker from the United States of America
Frederick Dewayne “Freddie” Hubbard (1938-2008) who was a jazz trumpeter from America
Hubbard Coat of Arms Meaning
The three main devices (symbols) in the Hubbard blazon are the annulet, estoile and leopard’s face. The two main tinctures (colors) are sable and or.
Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur . In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known . Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy .
Or is the heraldic metal Gold, often shown as a bold, bright yellow colour. It is said to show “Generosity and elevation of the mind” . Later heralds, of a more poetic nature liked to refer to it as Topaz, after the gemstone, and, for obvious reasons associated it with the Sun . In drawings without colour it is usually represented by many small dots, or by the letter ‘O’ .
For easy recognition of the items on a coat of arms, and hence the quick identification of the owner, bold simple shapes are best. Hence, simple geometric shapes are often used for this purpose xz`, and the annulet is a good example, being a circular ring of any colour. They also appear interlaced or one within the other, both of which are very pleasing additions. Wade believes that these were one of the symbols of ancient pilgrims.
There were of course many widely recognised symbols that existed long before the advent of heraldry and it should be no surprise that some of these were adopted as charge in coats of arms . The estoile is a typical example, reflecting the stars in the sky and represented with six wavy points, often with a little shading to give it some depth. . The ancient writer Guillim assigns these symbols as the emblems of God’s goodness”.
The leopard’s face (sometimes, incorrectly referred to as a leopard’s head occurs very frequently in heraldry . Early heraldic artists tended to treat lions and leopards as the same animal, but during the development of British Heraldry the heads of the two creatures have adopted separate, and more realistic forms. Wade would have us associate leopards with warriors, especially those who overcome ”hazardous things by force and courage”