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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : variant of Hilbert, or from another Germanic compound personal name, Helmbert, composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘illustrious’.
  • French and Dutch : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heil ‘healthy’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘illustrious’.
  • Dutch : hypercorrected form of Elbert.

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