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Holbert is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Holbert family name comes from the Old English given name Holbert. Holbert is thought to be a corruption of the Old English personal name Holdbearht, which is composed of the elements hold, which means friendly, and berht, which means bright.

Holbert Early Origins



The surname Holbert was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. This distinguished family held estates at Corsham and Wooten Basset in Wiltshire. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066, these lands were held by Miles Crispin, a powerful tenant-in-chief. Conjecturally, the Hulberts were descended from a Norman noble who held his lands from Miles Crispin. Corsham was the King's Land but St. Stephen of Caen held the Church.

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Holbert Spelling Variations


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Holbert Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Holbert have been found, including Hulbert, Hulbirt, Hulbat, Hulbart, Houlbert, Houlbart and many more.

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Holbert Early History


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Holbert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holbert research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1660, and 1680 are included under the topic Early Holbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holbert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holbert Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holbert 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Holbert were among those contributors:

Holbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G W Holbert, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holbert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holbert (post 1700)



  • Jerry Holbert, American cartoonist, recipient of the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award (2000 )
  • Aaron Keith Holbert (b. 1973), American former Major League Baseball infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds
  • William Henry Holbert (1855-1935), American National League and American Association Baseball catcher who played in the late 1800s
  • Alvah Robert "Al" Holbert (1946-1988), American automobile racing driver, five-time champion of the IMSA Camel GT series
  • Mrs. Thomas R. Holbert, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1940
  • Peter Holbert, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County, 1811-12
  • Kurt Holbert, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 2012
  • John H. Holbert, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1897-98
  • Charles L. Holbert, American politician, Mayor of Coos Bay, Oregon, 1983-85
  • Ray Arthur Holbert III (b. 1970), former Major League Baseball infielder for the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos, and the Kansas City Royals

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Holbert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holbert 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 August 2016 at 09:50.

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