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Wilbeorht Early Origins



The surname Wilbeorht was first found in Huntingdonshire, where the name appeared in the 13th century. The name Wilbeorht, like many surnames, comes from a personal name, in this case the Old English name Wilbeorht, which meant "will-bright." The personal version of the name was uncommon, even in its early days and had faded into near non-existence by the time the surname first appeared. Though the personal name did not appear in any records beyond the 11th century, it must have still been in use, probably by peasants, since the Wilbeorht name no doubt originates from it.

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Wilbeorht Spelling Variations


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Wilbeorht Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilbur, Willbur, Wilbeorht, Wylbert, Wilbert and others.

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Wilbeorht Early History


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Wilbeorht Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilbeorht research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1595, 1656, 1622 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Wilbeorht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilbeorht Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilbeorht Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: Samuel Wilbore (c. 1595-1656) from Exssex, one of the founding settlers of Portsmouth in the Colony of Rhode Island...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilbeorht 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Wilbert, who arrived in North America in 1616; along with Nikol Wilbert who arrived at the same time. Later came Samuel Wilbert, who arrived in Boston in 1633 and David Wilbur, who came to Nova Scotia in 1760..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Wilbeorht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilbeorht 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 1 August 2013 at 11:01.

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