Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • French (Hébert) and Dutch : assimilated form of Herbert.
  • German : variant of Heber 1.
  • Dutch : from the personal name Egbert.
  • Louis Hébert (son of Nicolas, apothecary to the queen of France, and grocer, and his wife Jacqueline Pajot) was in Acadia in 1606–1607 and again in 1611–1613; he arrived in Quebec City in 1617, and was the father of the first French child born in Quebec.