Robert Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Robert Name Meaning: This name is from the given name 'Robert',hrod 'fame' + beraht 'bright',meaning 'bright fame',bright with Glory.

The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans where it replaced an old english related word 'Hreodbeorht'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Robert Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Robert family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 239
Agricultural Labourer 234
Independent 124
Male Servant 104
Farmer 103
Labourer 91
Shoe Maker 45
Collier 43
Carpenter 32
Tailor 31
Blacksmith 29
Mariner 28
Shipwright 26
Mason 24
Pauper 21
Joiner 21
Miner 19
Dress Maker 19
Baker 18
Apprentice 16
Cabinet Maker 16
Weaver 15
Grocer 15
Sawyer 15
Gardener 14

Robert Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Robert 100% 44,880
2 Roberto 86% 263
3 Robart 83% 230
4 Robbert 86% 196

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The surname Robert is the most popular version of all its varients

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