Herbert Family History

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Herbert Name Meaning

German, Dutch, English, and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. In Britain, this Old French name, introduced by the Normans, reinforced the less common Old English cognate Herebeorht. The surname was taken to Ireland after the Anglo-Norman invasion and in the 16th century. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the German personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Helbert, Hergert, Seibert, Hulbert, Hilbert, Hebert, Sebert, Herbel

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Herbert Family Origin

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Herbert Family Occupations

What did your Herbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Herbert occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Herbert's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herbert. A less common occupation for the Herbert family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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Herbert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 403,000 census records available for the last name Herbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herbert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Herbert. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 49,000 military records available for the last name Herbert. For the veterans among your Herbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herbert Life Expectancy

What is the average Herbert lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Herbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Herbert in 1944 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herbert ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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