Last name origins & meanings:
- German, Dutch, English, French, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a
Germanic personal name composed of the elements hug ‘heart’,
‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The name was borne
by an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who was adopted as the patron
of hunters, and helped to increase the popularity of the personal
name, especially in the Low Countries.
- A Hubert, also called <xref>La Croix</xref> and Le grand Lacroix, of
unknown origin, is documented in Montreal in 1656. Another, from
Paris, is documented in Quebec City in 1669; the secondary surnames
<xref>Parisien</xref> and Saint-Hubert are also documented.
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