Last name: Gilbert
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My Gilbert line comes from PA in America and before that Hoffenheim, Germany. I believe I can connect them to the Gilberts in France, but not sure yet. I believe they were in Alsace or Lorraine france before Hoffenheim. Please contact me if you have information and we can trade. :) firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many Francophone Gilberts in Québec province, the majority of whom emigrated in the 1600s, as a result of an initiative of Cardinal Richelieu's. My branch of the family, however, orginated in the ancient province Maine sur Loire, and, now, somewhat ironically, resides in the U.S. state of Maine, having left Quebec. I myself currently live in Ohio. There are Gilberts everywhere, and, of many nationalities and ethnicities. Interestingly, even the English Gilberst have three fleur de lis (a symbol ol of the French nation) in their coat of arms. This is because they went to England with Willian the Conqueror, who was, of course, a Norman.
Vicky Gilbert Liddell
Hi, My Gilbert family i believe came from around the loch Lomond area, it was part of the Buchanan Clan that helped Robert the Bruce in the War of Independence! We get about don't we?
I was a Buchanan and my ancestors came from loch Lomond, and I married a Gilbert. I guess Buchanans and Gilberts like to stick together. Lol.
Bubba Ray Gilbert
Im from africa and we are the best gilbert tribe out there.
A varient of Gilbert is Jilbert, Jilbart, Jelbert, Jelbart. The french pronunciation of Gil-bert would be Jil-bert. The Jilbert name comes from Cornwall, UK
Hello - my name is Greg Gilbert and am from Ontario Canada. My grandfather was Thomas Leighton Gilbert and grew up in the farmlands to the East of London Ontario. There are many Gilberts there still. Very much enjoy reading all these posts. All the best from Canada!
Kyle Eugene Gilbert
There is also a line of Gilberts (mine) that are traced back to William the Conquerer who captured Normandy, France. Hence where the French Gilberts come from. Even later than that we are traced to Germanic and Norse tribes and raiders.
Wow! So many Gilberts globally.. My Western Australian grandmother Sylvia Victoria was of the Gilbert line; with English, Scottish, Irish & I believe Welsh ancestry. She married Albert Harold FATHERS (since deceased 1948)& produced 7 children. 5 still live in Australia today.
Eugene Thomas Gilbert
Hi! Another Gilbert here. I am decended from Garvis Gilbert (1680-1739) who emmigrated from Yorkshire, England to Baltimore Maryland sometime before 1700. Quite happy to have found this page. Proud to be a Gilbert!
Judy Gilbert Randolph
My grandfather, Richard Gilbert, emigrated to Pennsylvania from St. Blazey in Cornwall, England in the late 1800's. He had a son named Charles. Are there any relatives left there?
Hello I'm Marc Gilbert of Philadelphia Pa. My grandfather was William Gilbert who was born here around 1897. His parents were born in Russia. It would be great to find someone I was related to.
William Gilbert would be my great-grandfather. He was a policeman with the Philadelphia Police Dept...
My ggrandfather was Jeremiah Gilbert, born abt born 1832 in Lamerton, Devon England. His siblings were Thomas, William, John, Elizabeth, Richard, Josiah and Agnes Drake. On his father Thomas's marriage to Susan Tapson in 1823 he says he is not born in Lamerton so we are trying to find his birthplace, time abt 1790. Could be StokeClimsland, Cornwall and father, William and mother Ann Ellis, born and married in Lamerton.
We are trying to trace the family of Tom and Maria Gilbert. Tom would be over a 100 yrs old now.He was in the airforce and based in Ruislip.They had a daughter, Christine.
My great grandfather Kyran Gilbert emigrated to the USA from County Cavan, Ireland via Birmingham, England in 1885. Can't find many Irish Gilberts.
My father's name is Michael Gilbert. My great great great grandfather was William Gilbert and he lived in Roundwood, Co Wicklow Ireland. Cant really trace before then in Ireland, can you? My name is William Gilbert also from Co Wicklow My email is email@example.com
Hey im from Birmingham UK and is proud to be a Gilbert
Hey, Lindsey Gilbert again. I'm wondering if there is any Gilbert's in illinois. I love all of u Gilbert's:)
Hi, I'm Lindsey Gilbert from illinois:) I'm really proud to be a Gilbert.
Daphne nee Gilbert
Anyone out there related to the Gilbert family from Suffolk England. I have traced back to the early 1700s.Villages of Sibton, Peasenhall, Knodishall, Aldringham. I am a proud member of the Gilbert family.
Hey Daphne, My great grandfather was Robert L Gilbert Sr. Born in Lawrence, KS, his grandfather was Robert L Gilbet born Feb. 1 1835 in Sibton, Suffolk England. I've been trying to do some more research on where the line goes from there but have come to a dead end. I have no knowledge of his parents. I'd love to know more! Thanks in advance! firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Marie Gilbert
Gilbert here from PA : )
Clarissa nee Gilbert
Hi there my grandfather lived in Wiltshire and I have traced us Gilberts back to 1690 in fonthill Gifford Wiltshire I can't seem to get further ,would love to find out more.
diane mundell nee Gilbert
my maiden name was Gilbert (married name Mundell) and I believe my father's parents - Alfred and Maria were born in Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire. Like you I cannot get any further but there is a register in Fonthill that I believe names some other Gilberts. If you want to go and find out please let me know what you discover.
Hi to all the Gilberts out there.
Dos anyone know of a Thomas Gilbert born 1780 in Cleeve Prior Worcestershire married Elizbeth Coldicot date unknown Son William Gilbert born 1810. Many thanks
I am from Jamaica.I was told that my great,great grandfather was from England;he went to Jamaica in the late 1600 and started family there,I don't know his name onlt that of my great grandfather who was Simione Gilbert,he had 5 sons of which 2 came to England, they were Noel and Samuel;there were also 2 of my uncles that came to England one lived in London and the other in Wales sadly he passed away in the late 70's.I would also like to know more about my English connectionas there are only a few of us in Jamaica.
I am of the french gilbert. Well i am from Romania but my adoptive father is of the french Gilberts of Burgindine, France
Very interesting. I was just looking into my family name myself. My grandfather was known as Wallace Gilbert and have quite an extended family. Currently in West Yorkshire which seems to tie in quite nicely with Jim Richard's research.
wallace gilbert is the name of my Great grand father, I am 15 though so i dont know if there is a connection
tina gilbert from pennington, va. anyone know any gilberts in this area or know anything about the ancestory?
Helen Louise Gilbert
Hi I also have ancestors in Wiltshire!
some of my relatives have traced back our family to Thomas Gilbert in the year 1276.
I just saw your GILBERT entry back to Thomas in 1276. Our GILBERTs trace back through a couple of Thomases to a Michael in Leeds in 1605. One of the Thomas sons immigrated to Maryland in 1678 at the age of two. His grandson was Jeremiah born in 1763 in Maryland. Are we related? A distant cousin doubts the lineage I inherited from another cousin. Can you help substantiate any lineage prior to Jeremiah?
One of the blurbs I read on the origin of surnames said GILBERT originated in Saxony. Another said GILBERT came to (Normandy) France with the Norsemen. The pronouncement has always been the guteral g, the sh sound
Kindle is terrible - should probably go to my MAC. Anyway, was trying to correct sh to read zh when the Kindle bailed. Speculation might lead to deducing that we arrived in England from the North by one route or the other swinging an axe. My DNA confirms; western Europe, German, Scandanavian and British Tiles. My DRAKE side was all German (primarily Prussia) until my gggrandfather married a CALDWELL (might we speculate KALTWELL at some point?).
Anyway, would appreciate hearing from you.
Hi there i,m andrew gilbert from birmingham england our family tree has been proffessionally researched and our family originally came over from france during the norman conquests, we also discovered strong family ties in wiltshire, i expect with the onset of the industrial revolution our family must have joined the exodus from rural england and headed for the emerging security of a city. I'm not sure if i'm related to any one on this page but we probably share a common acestory. All of our family are proud of heritage and surname, we aren also proud to be english for at least a millenia.
Andrew if your family is from Birgindine, France then we are in fact related. If You are then congrats because the Gilberts of Birgindine are my ancestors who happend to be royalty and now we are trying to inherit the riches and castle from france there is also a chance we or maybe just me if you are not in my family would be the rightful airs to the french royalty.
Looking for Gilberts from Norwich and York England
hi just saw this, I am James Paul Gilbert of York. son of Malcolm Anstead Gilbert, he had two Brothers, Desmond and Jeffrey
Yes loving all the Gilbert Pround to be a Gilbert!!!
My name is Lauren gilbert, i live in the england. My father is Mark Gilbert and my Granfather is David Gilbert. My great grandfather was called Thomas Gilbert and was from London.
hi Lauren, do you know the name of your great grandfather's wife.The family we are looking for are also Gilbert.Thomas's wife would have been called Maria and they had a daughter Christine.
Mary Gilbert,great-grandfather Robert Burton Gilbert, Grandfather Homer Gilbert from Mississippi, USA. My great-grandfather had four bothers Mack,Joe, Harvey and Virgal Gilbert. Can't find anything on them, if anyone knows about anything about my family email me at email@example.com
I am Lauren Gilbert from Canada. I am 13 and just starting to research my ancestors. Dont know if they are from England,France or Germany,but it will be a fun and amazing discovery whatever I learn.
Elizabeth Patricia Gilbert
Elizabeth Patricia Gilbert From Australia and researching my ancestors.
Am proud to be one of 3743 direct male decended living Gilberts. Thats just my family line.(those that are directly related and alive today)