When Benjamin Davis Gilbert was born on 1 September 1907, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Thorne Gilbert, was 34 and his mother, Susan Racey Bigger, was 29. He married Mary Adeline Prentice on 16 October 1937, in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940 and Darién, Panama in 1992. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 15 January 1992, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84.
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.
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