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Gilbert (given Name)
Gilbert is a given name A given name (also known as a first name or forename) is the part of a quoted in that identifies a person, potentially with a as well, and differentiates that person from the other members of a group (typically a or ) who have a common . ... of Norman-French Norman or Norman French (', french: Normand, Guernésiais: ''Normand'', Jèrriais: ''Nouormand'') is, depending on classification, either a French dialect or a Romance language which can be classified as one of the Langues d'oïl, Oïl languages a ... origin, itself from Germanic ''Gisilberht'' or ''Gisalberht''. Original spellings included ''Gislebert'', ''Guilbert'' and ''Gilebert''. The first element, ''Gil-'', comes from Germanic ''gīsil'', meaning "shaft of an arrow" or ''gisal'' "pledge, hostage", while the second element, ''-bert'' comes from Germanic ''-behrt'', short form of ''beraht'', meaning "bright" or "famous". The name spread in France and was introduced to England by the N ...
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Gilbert De Moravia
Gilbert de Moravia (died 1245), later known as Saint Gilbert of Dornoch, or Gilbert of Caithness, was the most famous Bishop of Caithness and founder of Dornoch Cathedral. His name may suggest that he came from the semi-Gaelicization, Gaelicized family of Flemings, Flemish origin who were Lords of Duffus, and who during Gilbert's episcopate would create the Earl of Sutherland, Earldom of Sutherland under Gilbert's possible cousin, William de Moravia, 1st Earl of Sutherland. Life It is known that Gilbert was the son of one Muiredach, son of Alexander ''de Moravia'' ("of Moray", thus indicating the ancestral home and not necessarily a family name). If Gilbert was of purely Goidelic languages, Gaelic origin, his name may be a Francization of the Gaelic name ''Gille Brigte'' (Scottish Gaelic language, modern: ''Gillebrìghde''). Gilbert allegedly had a younger brother, Richard de Moravia, who was killed fighting against Scandinavians and whose effigy-sarcophagus currently resides i ...
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