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The surname Hebert comes ultimately from a Germanic personal (first) name, composed of the elements "hari," meaning "army" and "behrt," meaning "illustrious." Saint Haribert was the archbishop of Cologne cir ca. 1000, and versions of Hebert became a popular given name amongst the French nobility.

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The surname Hebert was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where Hebert families were the Lords (seigneurs) of Plaigniere and of Beauvoir. This branch of the family came from England in the 15th century and were given these lands by King Richard of England. It it thought that other branches no doubt pre-dated the Hebert family that came from England.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hebert, Harbert, Herbert, Herbot, Harbelot and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hebert research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1666, 1575, 1627, 1604 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Hebert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family in this period was Louis Hébert ( c. 1575-1627), the French pioneer who came to Quebec in 1604 and is generally considered to have been the first permanent settler in Canada and considered to be the first Canadian apothecary; Francis Hébert (d. 1725), was a priest...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hebert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hebert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Magloire Hebert, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Olivier Hebert, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Augustin Hebert, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1756
  • Jacques Hebert, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1762
  • Jean Baptiste Hebert, who landed in Annapolis, Maryland in 1763
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Hebert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John B Hebert, who landed in New York in 1822
  • William Hebert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1831

Hebert Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Hebert, who landed in Quebec in 1627
  • Leger Hebert, who arrived in Montreal in 1650
  • Joseph Hebert, who landed in Quebec in 1660

Hebert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Hebert, aged 30, arrived in Acadia in 1765
  • Josette Hebert, aged 25, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Joseph Hebert, aged 29, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Jacques Hebert, aged 59, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Jean Hebert, aged 25, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
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Hebert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Hebert arrived in Phillip aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1850
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  • Dennis Paul Hebert Sr., (1926-2015), American politician, Louisiana State Representative for District 73 (1972-1996)
  • Paul Octave Hébert (1818-1880), American politician and brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, the 14th Governor of Louisiana (1853 to 1856)
  • Paul Macarius Hebert (1907-1977), American judge at the Nuremberg Tribunals
  • Kyries Hebert (b. 1980), American CFL safety/linebacker for the Montreal Alouettes
  • Lionel P. Hebert (1928-2000), American five-time PGA winning golfer
  • Chris Hebert (b. 1973), American former child actor
  • Paul Octave Hébert (1818-1880), American soldier and politician who fought during the Mexican War, was the Governor of Louisiana (1853-56) and was a general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War
  • Felix Hébert (1874-1969), born near St. Hyacinthe, Quebec of American parents, he became a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (1929-35)
  • Bobby Joseph Hebert (b. 1960), American sportscaster, retired Pro bowl American football quarterback of the New Orleans Saints
  • Antoine Auguste Ernest Hébert (1817-1908), French portrait painter and academic
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    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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