A friend of mine who studies the history of names says that Vibert dates back into the 12th century as a regional (Savoy) variation of the male first name Guilbert. It would have become a surname through patronym usage.
If I recall his information correctly, that is. Just thought you'd be interested.
My family, like many others, added a second B to preserve the short vowel sound of the I. Personally, I've about given up on getting anyone to pronounce my last name the same way I do... :)
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