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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The ancient name Colbert was first used by the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name is derived from an Old English personal name meaning bright champion.

Colbert Early Origins



The surname Colbert was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They were descended from Saint Cuthbert of Landisfarne in Northumberland. The name Kirkcudbright literally means "Cuthbert's Church.".

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Colbert Spelling Variations


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Colbert Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Colbert has appeared as Cuthbert, Cudbert, Cuthberd, Cudberd, Cuthburst, Cuthburt, Cudburt and many more.

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Colbert Early History


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Colbert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colbert research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1640, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Colbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colbert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colbert Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colbert In Ireland


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Colbert In Ireland



Some of the Colbert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Colbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Colbert, who arrived in Virginia in 1701-1702

Colbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Colbert, aged 54, landed in New York in 1812
  • Patrick Colbert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Mary Colbert settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1849
  • David Colbert settled in New York State in 1849
  • Michael Colbert, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Colbert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Colbert, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • Mrs. Ellen Colbert, aged 35 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)
  • Mrs. Johanna Colbert, aged 50 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Francis" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Colbert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Colbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • Thomas Colbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Michael Colbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Edmund Colbert, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"
  • Catherine Colbert, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colbert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colbert (post 1700)



  • Stephen Tyrone Colbert (b. 1964), American five-time Primetime Emmy Award winning political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor, best known as the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report
  • Tom Colbert (b. 1949), American Justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • Richard Gary Colbert (1915-1973), American four-star admiral in the United States Navy
  • Craig Charles Colbert (b. 1965), former American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Patrick Keary Jerel Colbert (b. 1982), professional American football player
  • Robert Colbert (b. 1931), American actor
  • James Joseph Colbert (b. 1941), American professional golfer
  • Nathan Colbert Jr. (b. 1946), American first baseman
  • Edwin Harris Colbert (1905-2001), distinguished American vertebrate paleontologist
  • John Patrick Colbert, Economist
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Colbert Historic Events


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Colbert Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Ms. Hattie Colbert (1824-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William F. Colbert, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Helena M. Colbert, (née Sherlock), American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Patrick Colbert (d. 1912), aged 24, Irish Third Class passenger from Kilkinlea, Limerick who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec minus fortiter
Motto Translation: Not less bravely.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Other References

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  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Colbert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colbert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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