Holbert Family History

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Holbert Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Holbert, which according to Reaney is probably a survival of an unrecorded Old English name Holdbeorht, composed of the Germanic elements hold ‘friendly’, ‘gracious’, or ‘loyal’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Hulbert, Colbert, Hilbert, Tolbert, Helbert, Wolbert, Herbert, Albert

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Holbert Family Origin

Where is the Holbert family from?

Holbert Family Occupations

What did your Holbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Holbert occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Holbert's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Holbert family was Cheese Maker. Farmer, Going To School and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holbert.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Blacksmith

  • Cheese Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Holbert ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Holbert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Holbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holbert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Holbert. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Holbert. For the veterans among your Holbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holbert Life Expectancy

What is the average Holbert lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Holbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Holbert in 1940 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holbert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holbert 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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