Herbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Herbert comes ultimately from a Germanic personal (first) name, composed of the elements "hari", meaning "army", and "behrt", meaning "illustrious". Saint Haribert was the archbishop of Cologne circa. 1000, and versions of Herbert became a popular given name amongst the French nobility.

Early Origins of the Herbert family

The surname Herbert was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where Herbert families were the Lords (seigneurs) of Plaigniere and of Beauvoir. This branch of the family came from England in the 15th century and were given these lands by King Richard of England. It it thought that other branches no doubt pre-dated the Herbert family that came from England. [1]

Louis Hébert (c. 1575-1627), was a French pioneer who first came to Quebec in 1604 and is generally considered to have been the first permanent settler in Canada and considered to be the first Canadian apothecary. Louis had come to Canada twice before but he eventually settled in Quebec with his wife Marie (neé Rollet) and children in 1617 after arriving in Canada for the first time in May 1604. Louis later died from a bad fall and was buried on 25th January 1627 in Quebec. [2]

Important Dates for the Herbert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herbert research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1666 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Herbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Herbert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hebert, Harbert, Herbert, Herbot, Harbelot and others.

Early Notables of the Herbert family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Francis Hébert (d. 1725), was a priest at Versailles, who earned the admiration of Louis XIV; and Jacques Rene Hébert played an important part...
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Herbert migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Herbert, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Andries Herbert, who landed in New York in 1642-1643 [3]
  • Thomas Herbert, who settled in Virginia in 1651
  • Sylvester Herbert, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1652 [3]
  • Clemence Herbert, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Herbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Herbert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1717 [3]
  • Henry Herbert, who arrived in Georgia in 1732 [3]
  • Michael Herbert, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [3]
Herbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeremiah Herbert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832 [3]
  • Bonifacius Herbert, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [3]
  • Walter Herbert, aged 36, who landed in Key West, Fla in 1838 [3]
  • John Herbert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 [3]
  • H Adam Herbert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Herbert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jesse Ernest Herbert, who arrived in California in 1905 [3]

Herbert migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herbert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Robert Herbert, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Herbert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Michael Herbert, aged 73, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1817

Herbert migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Herbert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Herbert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [4]
  • Matilda Herbert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [4]
  • Jane Herbert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [4]
  • Septimane Herbert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [5]
  • Anna Herbert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Herbert migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Herbert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Herbert, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Herbert, aged 26, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Herbert, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Joseph Herbert, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship London
  • Joseph Herbert, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Herbert (post 1700)

  • Charles Herbert (1948-2015), born Charles Herbert Saperstein, an American child actor who appeared in 20 Hollywood features, perhaps best known for his roles in 13 Ghosts (1960), The Fly (1958), Houseboat (1958) and The Boy and the Pirates (1960)
  • Frank Herbert (1920-1986), American critically acclaimed science fiction author best known for the novel "Dune"
  • Thomas James Herbert (1894-1974), American politician, 56th Governor of Ohio
  • Victor Herbert (1859-1924), Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor
  • Caleb Claiborne Herbert (1814-1867), American politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1857-59; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65 [6]
  • C. S. Herbert, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 [6]
  • Bea Herbert, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 51st District, 1992 [6]
  • Anthony Herbert, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 20th District, 2004 [6]
  • Allen J. Herbert, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [6]
  • Allan Herbert, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1912 [6]
  • ... (Another 55 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Herbert family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. William Herbert, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [7]
Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. F.  Herbert (1875-1917), English Fireman aboard the SS Curaca from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who died in the explosion [8]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Sidney J Herbert (b. 1894), English Captain (E) serving for the Royal Navy from Ashtead, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [9]
Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Pamela Elaine Herbert (1969-1988), American Student from Battle Creek, Michigan, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [10]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mrs. Florence Herbert, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from London, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [11]

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Citations

  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  9. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  10. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html
  11. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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