Origin Displayed : English



Culbert is one of the names  carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066.

It is based on the Norman first name Colbert or Culbert which arrived in England in the 11th century.


Spelling Variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago In the middle ages even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin and other European languages.Many variations of the name Culbert  have been found in cluding


Culbert,Colbert,Culbertson, Colbertson, Culberts, Colberts, Coulbert, Culbart, Culbirt and many more.


First found in Cheshire and Lancashire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance in the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


For many English families, the social climate in England  was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families the shores of Ireland, Australia,and the New World beckoned.They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease.Many arrived after the long voyage sick,starved and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity then they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United Staes and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those Countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Culbert were among those contributors.




Symon Culbertson who arrived in Virginia in 1664

John Culbert who landed in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania in 1802 followed by George and Matthew in 1811



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