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Filbert Family History

Filbert Name Meaning

German English and French: from a personal name derived from ancient Germanic Filuberht composed of the elements fila ‘much very’ + berht ‘bright famous’. This surname is very rare in Britain and France.

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


Similar surnames: Gilbert, Wilbert, Hilbert, Milbert, Albert, Helbert, Holbert, Tolbert

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Where is the Filbert family from?

You can see how Filbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Filbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Filbert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Filbert families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 65% of all the recorded Filbert's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Filbert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Filbert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Filbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Filbert. 18% of Filbert men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Filbert women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Filbert were Farmer and House Work. .

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • House Work
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Filbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filbert 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 734 immigration records available for the last name Filbert. 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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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Filbert. For the veterans among your Filbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Filbert lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Filbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Filbert in 1962 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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