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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Humbert family, who lived in Humber, Herefordshire, from where they took their name. The place-name Humber indicates the proximity of the settlement to a river bearing the same name. It was a common prehistoric name for rivers and is of uncertain meaning.

Humbert Early Origins



The surname Humbert was first found in Herefordshire in the west country of England where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Humber from ancient times. Humber, an ancient English hamlet in the union of Leominster, hundred of Wolphy, dating back to the Iron Age, was granted by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 to Roger de Lacy, a Norman noble from whom the family name Humber is conjecturally descended. The Humber is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England.

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Humbert Spelling Variations


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Humbert Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Humbert were recorded, including Humber, Humbar, Humbor, Umber, Umbar, Umbor, Humbere, Humbore, Humbare, Humberston, Humbertson, Humberstone, Humberton, Humbertown, Humberstown, Humbletown, Humbleston, Humblestown and many more.

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Humbert Early History


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Humbert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Humbert research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Humbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Humbert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Humbert Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Humbert 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Humbert arrived in North America very early:

Humbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dennis Humbert, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Humbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Pierre Humbert arrived in South Carolina in 1738
  • Wilhelm Humbert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Margaret Humbert, who landed in Massachusetts in 1751-1752
  • Philip Jacob Humbert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Friederich Humbert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Humbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Humbert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • Georg Humbert, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • Lorentz Humbert, aged 46, arrived in Missouri in 1846
  • Augustus Humbert, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Gerhard Humbert, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1852

Humbert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Stephen Humbert U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Humbert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Julie Humbert, who arrived in Canada in 1821

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Contemporary Notables of the name Humbert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Humbert (post 1700)



  • Thomas M. Humbert, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1992
  • Richard Humbert, American politician, Delegate to South Carolina State Constitutional Convention from Darlington County, 1868
  • George Humbert, American Republican politician, Candidate for supervisor of Dearborn Township, Michigan, 1900
  • Ernest L. Humbert, American Republican politician, Elected Iowa State Senate 6th District 1948
  • Jean Joseph Amable Humbert, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-François Sylvestre Humbert, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Louis Humbert, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Lieutenant-General Jean-Louis-Auguste Humbert (1895-1975), French Member of the Supreme War Council (1953)
  • Major-General Jacques-Emile-Louis-Léon Humbert (1893-1993), French General Officer Commanding Alpine Defence Sector (1953)

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Suggested Readings for the name Humbert


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Suggested Readings for the name Humbert



  • The Joh Family; Plus Allied Lines of Runkle, Humbert, Wade, Henderson by Crystal Pauline Randel Walters.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

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