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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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Herbert Family Origin

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Herbert Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Herbert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Herbert's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Herbert family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herbert.

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Herbert Life Expectancy

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Famous Herbert Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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