Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Dutch: from Middle Low German tabbert, Middle
Dutch tabbaert ‘tabard’, a sleeveless overgarment worn by men
in the Middle Ages, (ultimately from French tabard, from Late
Latin tabardum). The surname may be derived from a house sign,
from a garment of livery, perhaps worn by a herald, or from a
metonymic occupational name for a tailor.
- German and Dutch: from a reduced
form of the Germanic personal name Dagobert (from Old High
German tac ‘day’ + berht ‘bright’); or in some instances
possibly from a Frisian personal name, Tjabbert, composed of an
unattested Germanic element theudō- ‘people’, ‘race’ +
berht ‘bright’; though the form Tabbert is not recorded except
as a surname.
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