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The name Harbert reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Harbert family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Harbert is based on the Germanic personal name Herbert. It is also an Old French given name derived from the Old German name Hariberct or Her(e)bert. This Germanic name contains the elements harja which means army and berhta, which means bright. This given name was borne by St. Herbert, who lived from about 970 until about 1021. During the Middle Ages, personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries became widespread in most European countries.

Harbert Early Origins



The surname Harbert was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Harbert Spelling Variations


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Harbert Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Harbert has been recorded under many different variations, including Herbert, Herbit, Herbutt and others.

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Harbert Early History


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Harbert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harbert research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1230, 1468, 1423, 1469, 1550, 1617, 1595, 1673, 1572, 1655, 1598, 1667, 1593, 1663, 1606, 1682, 1621, 1646, 1640, 1644, 1625, 1659, 1646, 1659, 1691, 1626, 1696, 1648, 1716, 1685, 1687, 1689, 1690, 1756, 1821, 1840, 1901, 1866, 1880 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Harbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harbert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harbert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke ( c. 1423-1469), known as "Black William", was the son of William ap Thomas, founder of Raglan Castle; Sir John Herbert (1550-1617), Welsh lawyer and diplomat, Secretary of State under Elizabeth I and James I; Sir Henry Herbert...

Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harbert In Ireland


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Harbert In Ireland



Some of the Harbert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 193 words (14 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Harberts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Harbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Harbert, aged 23, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • to Harbert, aged 23, landed in New England in 1635
  • Win Harbert, aged 15, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Harbert, aged 15, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Harbert, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Harbert, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harbert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harbert (post 1700)



  • Belle van Dorn Harbert (b. 1860), American President of the International Congress of Farm Women
  • William Soesbe Harbert (1842-1919), American lawyer, judge, social activist, philanthropist
  • Edward W. "Ted" Harbert III (b. 1955), American broadcasting and television executive, current Chairman of NBC Broadcasting, former President and CEO of the Comcast Entertainment Group, and Chairman of ABC Entertainment
  • John Murdoch Harbert III (1921-1995), American businessman, founder of Harbert Management Corporation with over 200 employees
  • Melvin R. "Chick" Harbert (1915-1992), American professional PGA golfer
  • Bill Lebold Harbert (1923-2010), American businessman and founder of the construction firm B.L. Harbert International
  • Perry Harbert, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1940
  • P. M. Harbert, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1912
  • John W. Harbert, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1924, 1932
  • Fred L. Harbert, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1956
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Constantia et Fortitudine
Motto Translation: By constancy and fortitude.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Harbert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harbert 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 29 January 2016 at 08:50.

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