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Origins: was 'How to pronounce this?'
Posted by: Marie Vibbert Date: June 15, 2001 at 10:21:29
In Reply to: Re: Vibert/Vibbert/ How to pronounce this? by Jim Vibert of 288

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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