Herbert Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Herbert Name Meaning: Derived from the Germanic elements heri 'army' + beraht 'bright'.

The name was first introduced to england by the normans,where it replaced 'herebeorht'.The middle ages was a rare time for this name,although it soon regained strength during the 19th century.

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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Herbert Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Herbert family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 1,547
Agricultural Labourer 232
Labourer 210
Domestic Servant 131
Dress Maker 101
General Servant 91
Laundress 65
Coal Miner 63
Servant 58
Gardener 49
Annuitant 48
Shoe Maker 46
House Keeper 43
Carpenter 42
Farm Servant 39
Dressmaker 39
Tailor 38
Farm Labourer 37
Lace Maker 32
Nurse 30
Wife 30
Charwoman 29
Errand Boy 28
Frame Work Knitter 28
Clerk 27

Herbert Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Herbert 100% 84,750
2 Harbert 86% 2,505
3 Hurbert 86% 431

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The surname Herbert is the most popular version of all its varients

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