Halbert Family History

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Halbert Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin. One suggestion is that it is an occupational name for a soldier who used a halberd (see 2); another is that it may be from a Scandinavian personal name. French: metonymic occupational name for a maker of halberds and similar weapons, from Old French hallebarte ‘halberd’ (ultimately from Middle High German helmbarde, from helm ‘handle’ + barde ‘hatchet’).

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

Similar surnames: Haubert, Albert, Tabbert, Hulbert, Helbert, Halter, Holbert, Herbert

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Halbert Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Halbert name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Halbert. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Halbert Family Origin

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Halbert Family Occupations

What did your Halbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halbert. A less common occupation for the Halbert family was Farming. The most common Halbert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Halbert's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Halbert ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Halbert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Halbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halbert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Halbert. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Halbert. For the veterans among your Halbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halbert Life Expectancy

What is the average Halbert lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Halbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Halbert in 1947 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halbert ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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