Sir William Herbert

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When Sir William Herbert was born in 1546, in Saint Julian's, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Earl of Pembroke William Herbert, was 34 and his mother, Jane Griffith, was 24. He died on 12 April 1587, at the age of 41, and was buried in Christchurch, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.

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    German, English, and French: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements heri, hari ‘army’ + berht ‘bright, famous’. In Britain, this Old French name, introduced by the Normans, reinforced the less common Old English cognate Herebeorht. The surname was taken to Ireland after the Anglo-Norman invasion and in the 16th century.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the German personal name (see 1 above).

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