Gibert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Gibert is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name son of Gilbert. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Gibert family
The surname Gibert was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Important Dates for the Gibert family
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Gibert Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gibert has undergone many spelling variations, including Gibbard, Gibbert, Gibert, Gybbard, Gybbert and many more.
Early Notables of the Gibert family (pre 1700)
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Gibert migration to the United States
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gibert were among those contributors:
Gibert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Pierre Gibert, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718 
Gibert migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gibert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Rachel Gibert, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Augusta" from Liverpool, England
Contemporary Notables of the name Gibert (post 1700)
- Lieutenant-General Pierre-Marius-Ernest Gibert (1885-1967), French General Officer Commanding 6th Colonial Division (1940) 
- ^ 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)
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Pierre-Marius-Ernest Gibert. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gibert/Pierre-Marius-Ernest/France.html