Meaning and Origin of: Halbert

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Shining hero

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish : of uncertain origin. One suggestion is that it is an occupational name for a soldier who used a halberd (see 2); another is that it may be from a Scandinavian personal name.
  • French : metonymic occupational name for a maker of halberds and similar weapons, from Old French hallebarte ‘halberd’ (ultimately from Middle High German helmbarde, from helm ‘handle’ + barde ‘hatchet’).