Show ContentsLimbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Limbert is of English origin. It is derived from "Limbury," the name of a hamlet in the parish of Luton, Bedfordshire.

Early Origins of the Limbert family

The surname Limbert was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where the hamlet of Limbury is located. The first listing of the place was found in the late 9th century as Lygeaburg. [1] The Icknield Way, a Roman road passes though Limbury. The place name literally means "stronghold on the River Lea." [1] The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The most prominent Saxon surnames survived, however, and the family name Limbert was first referenced in the 12th century, when Gerard de Linberga was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Wiltshire in 1130.

Early History of the Limbert family

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Limbert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Linbury, Lynbury, Lynnbury, Linnbury, Linburgh, Limburgh, Limbury, Lymbury, Linboro, LinBerry, Lynberry, LineBerry and many more.

Early Notables of the Limbert family (pre 1700)

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United States Limbert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Limbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Limbert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
Limbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Limbert, aged 52, who arrived in New York in 1800 [2]

Australia Limbert migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Limbert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • W.H. Limbert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Psyche" in 1849 [3]

New Zealand Limbert migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Limbert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alfred Limbert, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th August 1859 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Limbert (post 1700) +

  • John W. Limbert (b. 1943), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Mauritania, 2000 [5]

  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. 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)
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PSYCHE 1849. Retrieved from
  4. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook