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The surname Wilbert was first found in Huntingdonshire, where the name appeared in the 13th century. The name Wilbert, 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 Wilbert name no doubt originates from it.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilbur, Willbur, Wilbeorht, Wylbert, Wilbert and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilbert research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1595, 1656, 1622 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Wilbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Wilbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wilbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Wilbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Wilbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Wilbert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilbert 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.
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