May 16, 2017

Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation known in England as Poll Tax. Throughout the following centuries the spelling and variations of the original spelling of sur names changed and evolved into names we use today.
The first recorded spelling of the family name Stubbert can be found in the Hundred Rolls, Norfolk, during the reign of King Edward 1, known as “The Hammer of the Scots”, 1272 – 1307. The name is shown as that of Symon Stubard, dated 1275.
In the 1086 Domesday Book is the first recording of the name listed as a personal name “Stubart” and in 1095 as “Stubhard”, showing the derivation from the Old English pre 7th Century formation from “Stubb.” a nickname or first name meaning stump for a short stout person. The addition of the element “heard” meaning brave or strong.
This unusual name is also found today as Stobbart and has its origins in the medieval personal name Stubart or Sturbar.
St. Olave’s, Hart St., London,
19th October 1648 Christened Charles Stobart .
St. Luke’s Old Street, Finsbury, London
29th May 1757, marriage of John Stobart and Mary Wood
March 28th 1762. Christened Millet, son of John and Mary Stobart
St. Dionis Backchurch, London.
November 5th 1794, Christened William, son of John and Fanny Stobbart.
The name is Saxon in origin derived from “Stuber” or “Stubber” later corrupted to “Stubherd
Old German: Lancashire names – AD 1324 A “stubber” is one who clears land
From: A History of Surnames Ewen
le Stubber; le Stuber; la Stubbins, Stubbyng 1563 Ct.
1066 Domesday Book (Suffolk):
STUBHARD Pape c1095, Bury (Suffolk)
Simon filius STUBBARD,1203 Cur (Norfolk)
Symon STUBARD, 1275 (Norfolk)
(Rotuli Hundredorum 2Vol.-1812-18)
Richard STOBARD, 1336 Colch Ct. Old English
The name appears in the Doomsday Book William the Conqueror’s “census” of his newly conquered possessions completed between 1067 and 1100. The name appears to refer to an “Ox Herdsman”.

From: A Dictionary of British Surnames, by P. H. Reaney. STUBBERT, STOBBART, STOBART
A later formation: STUBHEARD
Taken from The Oxford Dictionary of English Place names. Me Stubbing “cleared land”
PERSONAL NAME SURVIVING MODERN SURNAMES, STUBHEARD, a late formation.Spelling 1881 census Stubbard, Stubberd, Stubart, Stubbart, Stude


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