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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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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Cultivateur

    10%
  • Journalier

    3%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, the most common Gilbert occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Gilbert's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilbert family was School. Farmer, Cultivateur and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilbert.

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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)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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