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 2,050
General Labourer 184
Dress Maker 157
Domestic Servant 151
Agricultural Labourer 144
Coal Miner 134
Living On Own Means 124
Labourer 114
Farmer 85
Living On Her Own Means 73
General Servant 68
Laundress 68
General Servant Domestic 67
Gardener 60
House Keeper 56
Carpenter 55
Farm Labourer 53
Clerk 48
Tailor 46
Blacksmith 41
Shoe Maker 37
Butcher 36
Charwoman 35
Errand Boy 35
Grocer 34

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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