Rubin Family History
Rubin Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Hebrew personal name Reuven Biblical Reuben interpreted in Genesis 29:32 as reu ‘behold’ + ben ‘son’. This Biblical name influenced the selection of Ashkenazic surnames such as Rubinfeld that are ostensibly derived from the German Yiddish Polish Ukrainian and Russian vocabulary word rubin ‘ruby’ (see 2 below). See also 5 below. German French Slovenian and Croatian; Czech and Slovak (Rubín): from Middle High German rubn Old French rubi Slovenian and Croatian rubin Czech and Slovak rubín ‘ruby’ (all ultimately from Late Latin rubinus lapis a derivative of rubeus ‘red’) probably used as a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler. German and Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Ruprecht (see Rupprecht ). East German (of Sorbian origin) and Sorbian: habitational name from Ruben (Sorbian Rubyn) near Cottbus (Chóśebuz) in Lusatia. Compare Ruben Czech (Rubín) and Welsh: from a variant of the Biblical personal name Ruben (Czech) Reuben (English); see 1 above. English: variant of Ruby a cognate of 2 above.7: Italian: variant of Rubino .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022