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

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Herbert Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Herbert family

Profession Census Frequency
School 1,356
Private Means 125
Farm Labourer 114
General Labourer 109
Labourer 93
None 93
Coal Miner Hewer 82
Dressmaker 80
General Servant (domestic) 69
Clerk 68
Farmer 55
Shop Assistant 50
Domestic Servant 47
Bricklayer 44
At School 43
Carpenter 41
House Painter 41
General Servant Domestic 41
At Home 40
Charwoman 38
Laundress 37
Housekeeper 36
Scholar 36
Cook (domestic) 34
Nil 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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The surname Herbert is the most popular version of all its varients

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