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Gilbert


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Discussion of the name

Gilbert is the modern form of the Old French masculine name Gislebert, itself a development of a Continental Germanic name comprising the elements gîsal ‘hostage’ and beraht ‘light, bright’ (Forssner 1916: 115-16).

There are 11 pre-conquest entries for this name in the PASE corpus.

Bibliography

Forssner 1916: T. Forssner, Continental-Germanic Personal Names in England (Uppsala, 1916)

Forms of the name

Spellings in Domesday Book: Gislebertus

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: Gislebert

  Phillimore edition: Gilbert

  Alecto edition: Gilbert

Distribution map of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

People of this name

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