The name Stubton originates from Old English: Stubb ton, a farmstead where there are tree stumps. It appears in Domesday Book under the name of Stobetun/Stubetune. At that time, there were 30 households, which was then considered quite a large settlement.
In 1086 the Lord and tenant-in-chief was Norman d’Arcy. Records indicate that the landscape consisted of a mix of smallholdings, ploughed land and meadow. Today, Stubton has 179 villagers, occupying 77 households.
A new Village Hall was built in 2000, with help from the millennium lottery fund.