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HULBERT Family History
This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and derives from the Middle English given name Holbert, itself a development of the Olde English pre 7th Century "Holdbeorht", composed of the Germanic elements "hold", meaning friendly, gracious, with "berht", bright, famous. The popularity of the name is borne out by the number of surnames it has generated; the personal name appears as "Holbertus" (1168) in the Archaeological Records of Kent. The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below), and early recordings include: John Holdebert (1219), in the Assize Court Rolls of Yorkshire, and John Hulberd (1524), in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex.
Famous Hulbert People
William Ambrose Hulbert, (1832-82), born in NY and founder of the National League of Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Capt. John Hulbert carried the Hulbert Flag from Fort Ticonderoga to Philadelphia in 1775. It’s believed to have influenced the design of the American flag.
Issac Hulbert, settler of Hulberton, NY, along the original route of the Erie Canal (Between Rochester & Lockport)
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