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

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.


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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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Peter Wilbert, who arrived in North America in 1616
  • Nikol Wilbert who arrived in North America in 1616
  • Samuel Wilbert, who arrived in Boston in 1633

Wilbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Hans Marten Wilbert, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Ben j Fred Wilbert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Geo Godfreidt Wilbert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Wilbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • J Michel Wilbert, aged 44, landed in Brazil in 1846
  • Johann Michel Wilbert, who arrived in Brazil in 1846
  • Philip Wilbert, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1871

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  • Louis Wilbert, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate, 1950
  • David A. Wilbert (d. 1912), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 43rd District, 1905-12


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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.

This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 09:03.

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