When Maria Salome Gilbert was born on 7 December 1772, in Montgomery Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Pvt. Johann Conrad Gilbert, was 11769 and her mother, Anna Elisabetha Stoltz, was 34. She married Johannes Miller on 13 July 1789, in Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 6 May 1854, in Bernville, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Bernville, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.
English (of Norman origin), French, and German: from the personal name Giselbert, composed of the ancient Germanic elements gīsil ‘pledge, hostage, noble youth’ (see Giesel ) + berht ‘bright, famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of Saint Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order.
Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.
History: The Devon family of Gilbert can be traced to Geoffrey Gilbert (died 1349), who represented Totnes in Parliament in 1326. His descendants included Sir Humphrey Gilbert (died 1583), who discovered Newfoundland. — Étienne Gilbert from Aulnay in Vienne, France, married Marguerite Thibault in Neuville, QC, in 1683. Louis Gilbert dit Comtois from Besançon in Doubs married Anne Jacques in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1722. Pierre Gilbert from Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire in Charente, France, married Marie-Angélique Dufour in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC, in 1756. Charles Dupuis dit Gilbert from Rosnay in Indre, France, married Marie-Jeanne Brunet in Sainte-Foy, QC, in 1741.