1) Common in place-names, which identify places where trees were cut down, often so the land could be brought into cultivation.
Both ‘stubbs’ and ‘stubbing’ are common place-names in Yorkshire, although each had a variety of similar spellings. They occur frequently also in compound names and Smith lists scores of examples across the county. Typical examples under ‘stubb’ are Apeltrestubbe, Burtrestubbys and Stobtrees. In general, it can be said that they identify places where trees were cut down, often so that the land could be brought under cultivation. However, the stubs or stumps may not always have been removed immediately.