Imbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Imbert was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Angevin personal name Imbert.
Early Origins of the Imbert family
The surname Imbert 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 Imbert family
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Imbert Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Imbert, Imburt, Imberd and others.
Early Notables of the Imbert family (pre 1700)
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Imbert migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Imbert or a variant listed above were:
Imbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Andrew Imbert, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750 
- Andrew Imbert, who sailed to Maryland in 1694
Imbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jean Imbert, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700 
- John Imbert, who landed in Virginia in 1708 
- Suzanne Imbert, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 
- Jeanne Imbert, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 
Imbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Imbert migrated to Texas in 1890
Imbert migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Imbert Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Simon Imbert, who was born in Ontario in 1608
Contemporary Notables of the name Imbert (post 1700) +
- Peter Michael Imbert CVO QPM (1933-2017), Baron Imbert, English Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service from 1987 to 1993, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London until 2008
- Sulpice Imbert de La Platière, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Enrique Anderson- Imbert (1910-2000), Argentine novelist, short-story writer and literary critic
- Françoise Imbert (b. 1947), French politician, member of the National Assembly of France
- Georges Christian Peter Imbert (1884-1950), French inventor of the wood gas generator for the automobile in 1920
- Laurent-Joseph-Marius Imbert (1796-1839), French saint
- Colm Peter Imbert (b. 1957), politician from Trinidad and Tobago
- Patrick Louis Imbert, professor of French Literature at the University of Ottawa since 1984
- Antonio Imbert Barrera (1920-1965), Dominican Republic President (1965)
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Sulpice Imbert. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html