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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.

Gibert Early Origins



The surname Gibert was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Gibert Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gibert Early History


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Gibert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gibert research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1239, 1273, 1307, 1533, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Gibert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gibert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gibert Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gibert Notables 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



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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Rachel Gibert, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Augusta" from Liverpool, England

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gibert (post 1700)




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Gibert Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. 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).
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Gibert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gibert 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 October 2011 at 09:54.

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