Origin of the Name Herbert
The origin of the name Herbert
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Meaning 'army famous', Herbert is a baptismal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. Variants include Hablot, Herbertson, Herbison, Herberte and Herbelot. This family originated on the Welsh borders and are recorded as Herberd in very early times. They are descended from Jenkin ap Adam of Monmouth, 1327-1377, and hold the Earldoms of Pembroke, Montgomery, and Carnarvon. This name is of Anglo-Norman descent spreading to Ireland , Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts in these countries. Examples of such are a Gilbert Herbert, Cambridge, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England , in the year 1273 and a John Herbertson and Ann Bettridge who were married in Saint Georges Hanover Square, in the year 1768. In Scotland a Herbert filius Herberti de Camera granted a half carucate in Dunipace to the Abbey of Cambuskenneth. The branch of the family that became established in Ireland in 1656 descended from Thomas Herbert Montgomery. Herbert in Ireland is long associated with County Kerry . In Gaelic the name is Hoireabard.
The Herbert coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Herbert descendants.