Chubb Family History

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Chubb Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): nickname from Middle English chubbe ‘chub’, a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus. The fish is notable for its short, fat shape and sluggish habits. The word is well attested in Middle English as a description of an indolent, stupid, or physically awkward person, and this is probably the origin of modern English chubby, although the term has lost any pejorative overtones.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Crabb, Clubb, Tubb, Child, Grubb, Court, Chew, Chuba, Squibb, Cobb

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Chubb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chubb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chubb. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Chubb Family Origin

Where is the Chubb family from?

Chubb Family Occupations

What did your Chubb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chubb occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Chubb's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Chubb family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chubb.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chubb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chubb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Chubb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chubb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Chubb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Chubb. For the veterans among your Chubb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chubb Life Expectancy

What is the average Chubb lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Chubb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Chubb in 1956 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chubb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chubb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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