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Herbert Family History

Herbert Name Meaning
German, Dutch, English, and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. In Britain, this Old French name, introduced by the Normans, reinforced the less common Old English cognate Herebeorht. The surname was taken to Ireland after the Anglo-Norman invasion and in the 16th century.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the German personal name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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501,546 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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42,474 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Herbert Families

  • Number of Herbert families
     317 - 632
     106 - 316
     1 - 105
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Herbert families
     1,272 - 2,541
     425 - 1,271
     1 - 424
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Herbert families
     84 - 165
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Herbert Family Origin

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Herbert Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Herbert

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Herbert Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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