Grubbs Surname DNA Project

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The origin of the Grubb(s) occupational surname is a Germanic (Saxon) word referring to digging. There are about 20,000 persons named Grubbs and another 15,000 named Grubb in the U.S. Yet only a handful of well documented Grubbs immigrants from England and Germany define several American family trees. The English ancestry Grubbs tested so far are not related to the German ancestry Grubbs. In the UK and Ireland there are thousands of people named Grubb and a few named Grubbs. Many are interested in genealogy and belong to the UK based 'Grubb Family Association'. There are also Grubbs scattered over the globe. Most descendants of European colonists named Grubb or Grubbs cannot trace their ancestry back to Europe and it is unclear how these scattered clans might relate to the descendants of the known immigrants. Y-DNA testing could reconnect these families, apart for over three centuries in some cases. For this reason Grubb and Grubbs men anywhere in the world are encouraged to join.
Many people named Grubb(s) cannot trace their ancestry back any further due to a lack of written documentation. Y-DNA testing can help. For any Grubb(s) man, anywhere, a simple cheek swab could generate family history connections and clues to ancestral tribal origin for all of his kin for generations to come. Getting tested through the surname project results in a discounted rate and easy result comparison. Join us!
*Connect related Grubb(s) families, which can then share their family history

*Assist members to discover their Y-DNA tribal origins. Was your Y-DNA ancestor an Anglo-Saxon/Danish Viking, or perhaps a Norse Viking/Norman, a Celt, or another tribe?

*Discover Y haplogroup membership, learn where your patriline spend the ice age.
So far we have Twelve different Y-DNA Grubb/Grubbs clans:

A) The Barnwell, South Carolina Grubbs: Haplogroup R1b, confirmed by SNP test. Three members. Kits are:
17912) descendant of Rayford Grubbs b 1819 SC
18226) descendant of Bartholomew Grubbs b 1802 SC
17901) descendant of Henry H. Grubbs b 1815 SC
(24/25 match 17901 & 17912)
(23/25 match 17912 & 18226)
The South Carolina Grubbs are a 9/9 match with a haplotype from Munich, Germany on Also several 8/9 near matches in central Europe

B)The Brandywine, Delaware/ New Castle, Pennsylvania Grubb family: Haplogroup R1b3 confirmed by SNP test. Descended from immigrant John Grubb born 1652 in Cornwall. Six members. FTDNA Kits are:33984, 34049, 35332, 22146, 44522, and 42849

C)Virginia branch of Brandywine Grubb family by family history. Related to this Grubb family on maternal side and descent from an adopted Grubb man, not Y-DNA related. Haplogroup R1b. FTDNA kit numbers 13657 and 34066

D)The Allegheny Grubbs, Five members: Haplogroup I. FTDNA Kits are: 17868, 26657, 24929, 39071, and 45936 all descendants of German immigrant Jacob Grub

E)The England to Virginia & Abbeville, South Carolina Grubbs, Five likely members, Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype (Haplogroup R1b) The three US members are found in FTDNA Kits: 21732, 25012, and 25038, descendants of William Grubbs born about 1734 in Prince William Co., VA

Fourth member, a Grubb man from the UK, FTDNA kit 26557 is a 12/12 match and a 19/25 match to the US men indicating a 50/50 probability of common ancestry since 1400 AD.

Fifth member in US 47887 is 19/25 with both UK and US, likely a distant cousin also.

F) Reported Irish ancestry, Haplogroup I, tested at Oxford Ancestors. This man is a 6/7 match with a man from Rostock, Germany on and has a sequence consistent with Anglo-Saxon/Danish Viking. Of note, this man only has a genetic distance of 4 mutations from D, a known German man.

G) The Virginia Norsemen, possible Irish ancestry, Six members, all in USA, FTDNA Kits: 24005, 46569, N43034, 83934, 96003, and 99024. Haplogroup I. Sequence is consistent with Norwegian ancestry, so Norse Viking or Norman conqueror. Not at all related to F, genetic distance is 8 mutations.

H) The Scots Ancestry Grubbs: Celtic or Anglo-Saxon - Haplogroup R1b. Two members. One man now resident in Quebec, FTDNA kit 27605. The second man is now in Australia FTDNA kit 27678. They match 11/12 and 22/25

I) Proven Tipperary Grubbs, perfect match with a known Tipperary Grubb tested at Oxford: FTDNA kit 57617 from New Zealand also has a clear genealogical connection to a man named in the Grubbs of Tipperary book. Kit 29637 from Australia is a genetic match. Haplogroup I with Viking ancestry.

J) An aboriginal Briton? FTDNA Kit 34414, Haplogroup R1b, closest matches to Wales, Shetland, Scotland, and Ireland suggest deep roots in the Isles, but not related to any other Grubb

K) The Ozarks family, Missouri/Arkansas region of USA. Haplogroup R1b, Anglo-Saxon. Three members, FTDNA Kits 42789, 63982, and 42666. Of note two are named Grubb, the other is named Grubbs.

J) A Canadian Grubb has an unusual R1b sequence, could be Anglo Saxon or old British, kit 45950
On, search surname either Grubb or Grubbs to view outside records together with project records. This includes a man only tested at Oxford Ancestors, whose sequence can not be displayed here.
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