Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the Imbart family first reached the shores of England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Their name is derived from the Angevin personal name Imbert
Early Origins of the Imbart family
The surname Imbart was first found in Auvergne, which was part of the Angevin Empire held by Henry 2nd of England
. Their ancient seat was at Montferrand (now Clermont-Ferrand).
Early History of the Imbart family
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Imbart Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Imbert, Imburt, Imberd and others.
Early Notables of the Imbart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Imbart family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Imbart or a variant listed above: Andrew Imbert, who sailed to Maryland in 1694; and Charles Imbert migrated to Texas in 1890.