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Egbert Family History

Egbert Surname Meaning

North German: from the personal name Egbert composed of the ancient Germanic elements agi(l) ‘point edge (of a sword)’ + berht ‘bright famous’. English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Egbert (Old English Ecgbeorht from ecg ‘sword’ + beorht ‘bright’). The present name in Britain usually appears to be of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above) cognate with the English one as the medieval name may not have survived.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ebbert, Elbert, Ebert, Hebert, Eggers, Helbert, Egbers, Eggert, Egert

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Where is the Egbert family from?

You can see how Egbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Egbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Egbert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Egbert families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Egbert's in USA. New York had the highest population of Egbert families in 1840.
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What did your Egbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Egbert. 21% of Egbert men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Egbert women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Egbert were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Egbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Egbert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Egbert. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Egbert. For the veterans among your Egbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Egbert lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Egbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Egbert in 1943 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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