Colbert

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Origin and etymology of the surname Colbert[edit]

They remain unclear. In France, the name is already mentioned in Champagne, in the 15th century. It seems to be a reduced form of Colibert, which is mentioned early in Champagne too. Colibert was originally a nickname from Latin Collibertus "freed slave". If not, it can be originally a Germanic given name *Colberht or the gallicized form of the Flemish surname Koelbert (ancient given name, mentioned as Colobert in the 7th century).[1]

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  1. ^ Albert Dauzat, Noms et prénoms de France, Librairie Larousse 1980, édition revue et commentée par Marie-Thérèse Morlet. p. 140b.

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