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Origin and popularity of the name EGBERT

Origin

Egbert : 1: North German: from the personal name Egbert composed of the ancient Germanic elements agi(l) ‘point edge (of a sword)’ + berht ‘bright famous’.2: English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Egbert (Old English Ecgbeorht from ecg ‘sword’ + beorht ‘bright’). The present name in Britain usually appears to be of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above) cognate with the English one as the medieval name may not have survived.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 6,780 individuals with the name EGBERT on Geneanet.

 

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