The ancestors of the Imbeard family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Imbeard is based on the Angevin personal name Imbert
Early Origins of the Imbeard family
The surname Imbeard 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 Imbeard family
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Imbeard Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Imbeard include Imbert, Imburt, Imberd and others.
Early Notables of the Imbeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Imbeard family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Imbeards to arrive on North American shores: Andrew Imbert, who sailed to Maryland in 1694; and Charles Imbert migrated to Texas in 1890.