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The name Herbert came to England with the ancestors of the Herbert family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from 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.

Herbert Early Origins



The surname Herbert 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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Herbert Spelling Variations


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Herbert Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Herbert family name include Herbert, Herbit, Herbutt and others.

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Herbert Early History


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Herbert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herbert 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 Herbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herbert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herbert 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 Herbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herbert In Ireland


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Herbert In Ireland



Some of the Herbert 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 political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Herbert family to immigrate North America:

Herbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Herbert settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Andries Herbert, who landed in New York in 1642-1643
  • Thomas Herbert settled in Virginia in 1651
  • Sylvester Herbert, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1652
  • Clemence Herbert, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Herbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Herbert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1717
  • Henry Herbert, who arrived in Georgia in 1732
  • Michael Herbert, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Herbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Herbert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832
  • Bonifacius Herbert, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Walter Herbert, aged 36, landed in Key West, Fla in 1838
  • John Herbert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • H Adam Herbert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Herbert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jesse Ernest Herbert, who arrived in California in 1905

Herbert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Herbert, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Herbert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Herbert, aged 73, arrived in Nova Scotia in 1817

Herbert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Herbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Matilda Herbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Jane Herbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Septimane Herbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • Anna Herbert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Herbert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Herbert landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Herbert, aged 26, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Herbert, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Joseph Herbert landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship London
  • Joseph Herbert, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herbert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herbert (post 1700)



  • Charles Herbert (1948-2015), born Charles Herbert Saperstein, an American child actor who appeared in 20 Hollywood features, perhaps best known for his roles in 13 Ghosts (1960), The Fly (1958), Houseboat (1958) and The Boy and the Pirates (1960)
  • Caleb Claiborne Herbert (1814-1867), American politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1857-59; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65
  • C. S. Herbert, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1912
  • Bea Herbert, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 51st District, 1992
  • Anthony Herbert, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 20th District, 2004
  • Allen J. Herbert, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Allan Herbert, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1912
  • Adam W. Herbert, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 2000
  • Carl D. Herbert, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Camden County, 1950
  • Charles B. Herbert, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Middlesex County, 1895-97
  • ... (Another 55 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Herbert Historic Events


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Herbert Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Herbert, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Sidney J Herbert (b. 1894), English Captain (E) serving for the Royal Navy from Ashtead, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Pamela Elaine Herbert (1969-1988), American Student from Battle Creek, Michigan, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Florence Herbert, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from London, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Herbert


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Suggested Readings for the name Herbert



  • Herbert in England & Virginia, 1399-1900s by Alice Granberry Walter.

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Motto


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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



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Herbert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herbert 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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