Imberd is one of the many new names that came to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Imberd comes from the Angevin personal name Imbert
Early Origins of the Imberd family
The surname Imberd 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 Imberd family
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Imberd Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Imbert, Imburt, Imberd and others.
Early Notables of the Imberd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Imberd family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Imberd or a variant listed above: Andrew Imbert, who sailed to Maryland in 1694; and Charles Imbert migrated to Texas in 1890.