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The name Culberson was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Norman first name Colbert or Culbert, which arrived in England in the 11th century.

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The surname Culberson was first found in Cheshire and Lancashire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Culbert, Colbert, Culbertson, Colbertson, Culberts, Colberts, Coulbert, Culbart, Culbirt and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culberson research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1205, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Culberson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Culberson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 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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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Culberson or a variant listed above were:

Culberson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert U Culberson, aged 48, who settled in America, in 1916
  • Victor Culberson, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Ernest W. Culberson, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
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  • Eric Culberson, American blues guitarist and singer/songwriter from Georgia
  • Charles Edward Culberson (b. 1989), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • Stephanie Marie Culberson, American beauty queen, Miss Tennessee USA 2004
  • Quinton Culberson (b. 1985), American football linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos
  • Delbert Leon Culberson (1919-1989), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • John Abney Culberson (b. 1956), American politician, U.S. Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district
  • Charles Allen Culberson (1855-1925), American politician, the 21st Governor of Texas from 1895 to 1899
  • Robert U. Culberson, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1894-98
  • John Abney Culberson (b. 1956), American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 130th District, 1986-2000; Presidential Elector for Texas, 2000; U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 2001-
  • David Browning Culberson (1830-1900), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1859; Member of Texas State Senate, 1873; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1875-97
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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Culberson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culberson 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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