Last name: GILBERT

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GILBERT : This last name is indexed 1,390,223 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GILBERT : 1: English (of Norman origin) French and German: from the personal name Giselbert composed of the ancient Germanic elements gīsil ‘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 Saint Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189) the founder of the only native English monastic order.2: Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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