Tabbert Family History
Tabbert Name Meaning
North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German tabbert Middle Dutch tabbaert ‘tabard’ a sleeveless overgarment worn by men in the Middle Ages (ultimately from French tabard from Late Latin tabardum). The surname may be a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a tabard a nickname referring to a garment of livery perhaps worn by a herald or a metonymic occupational name for a tailor. North German and East Frisian: from a Frisian personal name Tjabbert composed of the ancient Germanic elements theud ‘people race’ + berht ‘bright’ or from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Dagobert (from Old High German tac ‘day’ + berht ‘bright’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press