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Talbert Name Meaning

English and Scottish (of Norman origin); French: from the Old French personal name Talebert Talbert from ancient Germanic Talaberht or Dalbert composed of the elements dal ‘bright proud’ or tal ‘valley’ + berht ‘bright’. Altered form of English Talbot a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Albert, Tolbert, Jalbert, Tabbert, Lambert, Filbert, Hilbert, Colbert

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Where is the Talbert family from?

You can see how Talbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Talbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Talbert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Talbert families living in Maryland. This was about 14% of all the recorded Talbert's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Talbert families in 1840.
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What did your Talbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Talbert. 20% of Talbert men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Talbert women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Talbert were Salesman and Laborer. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Teacher
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Talbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Talbert 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Talbert. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Talbert. For the veterans among your Talbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Talbert lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Talbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Talbert in 1943 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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