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The ancestors of the Herbertson family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Herbertson came 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.

Herbertson Early Origins



The surname Herbertson 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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Herbertson Spelling Variations


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Herbertson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Herbertson are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Herbertson include Herbert, Herbit, Herbutt and others.

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Herbertson Early History


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Herbertson Early History



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

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Herbertson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Herbertson In Ireland


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Herbertson In Ireland



Some of the Herbertson 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Herbertson, or a variant listed above:

Herbertson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Herbertson, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1768

Herbertson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • M. Herbertson, aged 32, originally from Airdrie, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXFL-L2C : 6 December 2014), M. Herbertson, 15 Apr 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frances Herbertson, aged 38, originally from Newcastle on Tyne, England, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N9-2PY : 6 December 2014), Frances Herbertson, 24 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Adam G. Herbertson, aged 46, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Canto" from Antilla, Cuba [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JK-V3K : 6 December 2014), Adam G. Herbertson, 16 Jul 1921; citing departure port Antilla, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Canto, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John L. Herbertson, aged 48, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1923 aboard the ship "Leviathan" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7K-4YW : 6 December 2014), John L. Herbertson, 03 Nov 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Leviathan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Franklin Herbertson, aged 21, originally from St. Philip, Barbados, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Voltaire" from Barbados, British West Indies [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZH-J2P : 6 December 2014), Franklin Herbertson, 09 Feb 1924; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Voltaire, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Herbertson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Herbertson, who settled in Ontario in 1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herbertson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herbertson (post 1700)



  • Andrew John Herbertson FRSE FRGS FRMS (1865-1915), Scottish geographer, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society in 1892, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1896, eponym of the Herbertson Glacier, Antarctica
  • Samuel Herbertson (1889-1915), Scottish footballer who played in the Scottish League for Ayr United (1913-1914), killed in action at Gallipoli on 12 July 1915
  • Robert Herbertson (1852-1940), Australian politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Port Curtis (1904-1909)
  • Lt. Andrew Hunter Herbertson (b. 1917), Scottish soldier killed at Arras in the First World War in May 1917, son of Andrew John Herbertson

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXFL-L2C : 6 December 2014), M. Herbertson, 15 Apr 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N9-2PY : 6 December 2014), Frances Herbertson, 24 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JK-V3K : 6 December 2014), Adam G. Herbertson, 16 Jul 1921; citing departure port Antilla, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Canto, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7K-4YW : 6 December 2014), John L. Herbertson, 03 Nov 1923; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Leviathan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZH-J2P : 6 December 2014), Franklin Herbertson, 09 Feb 1924; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Voltaire, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Herbertson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herbertson 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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