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Halbert Name Meaning

Scottish (mainly Glasgow): probably a variant of Hulbert . Black suggests that the name derives from halberd halbert the medieval weapon but there is no clear evidence for this. French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Halberht composed of the elements hal ‘hidden mysterious’ and berht ‘bright’.

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

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

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Where is the Halbert family from?

You can see how Halbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halbert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Halbert families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Halbert's in USA. New York had the highest population of Halbert families in 1840.
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What did your Halbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Halbert. 22% of Halbert men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Halbert women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halbert were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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