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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

Similar surnames: Helbert, Hergert, Seibert, Hulbert, Hilbert, Hebert, Sebert, Herbel

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Herbert Family Origin

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Herbert Family Occupations

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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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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Herbert Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Herbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Herbert in 1944 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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