Hulbert Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Hulbert Origin:


Origin of Hulbert:

This famous surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin and derives from the Ancient English given name Holbert, itself a derivative of the Olde English pre 7th Century “Holdbeorht”, written comprising of the Germanic items “hold,” which means loyal, good-natured, with “berht,” shinny, remarkable. The name is famous because of the number of surnames it has produced. One “Holbertus” (1168) is listed in the Archaeological lists of Kent. There are different spellings of Hulbert like Holbert, Holbred, Holbird, and Hulburd. London Church Documentation lists the Robert Hulbert married Katherine Cowper on May 1577 at St. Bartholomew the Less, and the naming of Thomas, son of George and Marry Hulbert, on May 1626 at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster. A coat of arms of the Hulbert family is blue and an ermine bend between six silver bullets.


Some common variations are: Haulbert, Houlbert, Huelbert, Hyulbert, Hullbert, Heulbert, Hulebert, Huylbert, Hulbertt, Hiulbert.


The surname Hulbert originally originated in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as owner of the lands. This prominent family held estates at Corsham and Wooten Basset in Wiltshire. At the moment of the recording of the Domesday Book in 1086, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his invasion of England in 1066, these lands were held by Miles Crispin, a powerful resident-in-chief. The Hulberts declined from a Norman leader who held his estates from Miles Crispin. Corsham was the King’s land and St. Stephen of Caen guarded the Church.

The very first recorded spelling of the family was shown to be that of William Holdebert, dated 1205, in the “Pipe Rolls of Warwickshire”. It was during the time of King John who was known to be the “Lackland,” 1199 – 1216. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Hulbert settled in the United States in two different centuries respectively in 17th and 19th. Some of the people with the name Hulbert who settled in the United States in the 17th century included Thomas Hulbert, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635. Martha Hulbert settled in Virginia in 1660. William Hulbert, who landed in Maryland in 1663, John Hulbert, who landed in Maryland in 1667 and Robert Hulbert, who landed in Maryland in 1676.

Some of the people with the name Hulbert who settled in the United States in the 19th century included H.M. Hulbert settled in San Francisco, California in 1850; E.B. Hulbert settled in San Francisco in 1852 and Anton Hulbert, who arrived in America in 1854. William G. Hulbert settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880 during the 19th century.


Some of the people with the name Hulbert who settled in Canada in the 18th century included Phillip Hulbert, who arrived in Quebec in 1784.


Some of the people with the name Hulbert who settled in the United States in the 19th century included Samuel Hulbert who was a Welsh prisoner from Monmouth, transported aboard the “Ann” on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia. Solomon Hulbert who was also an English prisoner from Wiltshire, who shifted aboard the “Arab” in July 1822, settling in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia. John Hulbert an English prisoner from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on October 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia.

New Zealand:

The settlement of the people of Hulbert surname also observed in places in New-Zealand in the 19th Century. T Hulbert landed in Poverty Bay, New Zealand in 1839. Samuel Hulbert, Margaret Hulbert, Jabez Hulbert and James Hulbert, all of these people arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Stracathro” in the same year in 1881.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Hulbert: United States 6,425; England 2,065; New Zealand 142; Australia 611; Germany 202; Canada 327; South Africa 621; Wales 113; France 110; Scotland 98.

Notable People:

Claude Hulbert (1900–1964) was a British artist and entertainer.

Henry L. Hulbert (1867–1918) was an American Marine, and Medal of Honor representative.

Jack Hulbert (1892–1978), was a British comedian.

Lloyd Hulbert (1918–1986), was an American Zoologist.

Mike Hulbert (born 1958), was an American golfer.

Norman Hulbert (1903–1972), was a British representative of Parliament.

Robin Hulbert was a football player for Darlington F.C and Swindon Town.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

(granted March, 1639). Quarterly, argent and sable in the sinister chief and dexter base a lion ramp, or, over all a bend gules charged with three annulets of the third.

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