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The name Imber came to England with the ancestors of the Imber family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Angevin personal name Imbert.

Imber Early Origins



The surname Imber 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).

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Imber Spelling Variations


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Imber Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Imbert, Imburt, Imberd and others.

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Imber Early History


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Imber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Imber research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1265, 1288 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Imber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Imber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Imber Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Imber 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Imber name or one of its variants:

Imber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nathan Imber, aged 4, who arrived in America from Odessa, in 1892

Imber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nathan Imber, aged 26, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Paula Imber, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Horace Stanley Imber, aged 37, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Ida Imber, aged 26, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Baruch Imber, aged 31, who arrived in America from Nagorzanka, Austria, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Imber Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Amy Imber, aged 32, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Imber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Imber (post 1700)



  • Annabelle Clinton Imber, American jurist, Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court
  • Gerald Imber, American plastic surgeon, specializing cosmetic surgery
  • Nicky Imber (1920-1996), Austrian artist who after escaping the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, dedicated his life to sculptures depicting Jewish themes
  • Michael "Mike" John Imber (1940-2011), New Zealand ornithologist known for his research work and expertise on petrels

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Imber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Imber 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 24 February 2014 at 09:26.

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