Welcome to these Hubbard pages. They're a somewhat disorganised collection of photographs and stories I've published since this website started life in 1998. They've all Grown like Topsy, growing without supervision or prior planning.
That planning has now arrived in the form of hubbardplus.co.uk - my sister Judith's website. She is actively researching our Hubbard family history.
I do not intend to change these pages, as there are so many other websites linking back. Please visit hubbardplus.co.uk
Nick, January 2013
Hubbard coat of arms
The above is an impression from a ring bearing the Hubbard coat of arms. The impression was made in 1915 from the ring found in a field in West Walton, near Wisbech.
The estoile, a six-pointed star whose rays are wavy, is the same as Hobart's (Tasmania) civic emblem.
From this link describing the arms of the cities of Australia we read:
"The principal charge on the shield, a six-pointed star of the heavens, is taken from the Arms of the 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire who as Lord Hobart was Secretary of State for the Colonies (1801–1804) and after whom the city was named."
Searching the web for "History of Hingham" gives a clue that Hobarts that lived in Hingham, Norfolk, ended up in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Pronunciation of Hubbard
My surname is pronounced Hubbert, Hubbaaard, Hobart.. depends who I'm talking too, and where they come from.
As this (broken) link, http://www.ecn.co.uk/timeoff/e_ed_tra_FitFAQBlickling.htm includes:
The Hobarts (curiously, pronounced Hubbard)
I quote an extract from the deleted article:
Thanks to web.archive.org for allowing me the ability to go back in time and get the deleted web page!
Prelude and Fugue by Joan Evans - an Autobiography with an intriguing description of Milton Keynes c 1900.
Presidential Address Given to the Worthing Archaeological Society by Frances Ann Roper
Evans and Dickinson Family Trees
John Dickinson - a History of the Paper Manufacturer.
Extracts from Prelude and Fugue by Joan Evans
1,000 Years of Hubbard History by Edward W. Day
Aunt Frances Visits Madeira 1954