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SOURCE: Given Name
OTHER FORMS: Taber
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 6/11/2016
Meaning & History
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. 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 theudo-
‘people’, ‘race’ + berht
‘bright’; though the form Tabbert is not recorded except as a surname.