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Gilbert Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin), French, and North German: from Giselbert, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of St. Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wilbert, Filbert, Hilbert, Albert, Guilbert, Milbert, Gimbert

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Gilbert Family Origin

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Gilbert Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, the most common Gilbert occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Gilbert's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilbert. A less common occupation for the Gilbert family was Carpenter.

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Gilbert Historical Records

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Gilbert Life Expectancy

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Famous Gilbert Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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