Egbert definition by Webster's New World
a masculine name: dim. Bert
Origin: Old English Ecgbeorht ; from ecg (see edge) plush beorht (see bright): hence, bright sword
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died 839; king of the West Saxons (802-839) & first king of the English (829-839)
Egbert definition by American Heritage Dictionary
West Saxon king (802-839) who became the first overlord of all the English peoples (829).