Roberts Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Roberts Name Meaning: Originates from the Germanic words 'Hrod' and 'Beraht', which when put together translates as 'bright fame'. Also means 'son of Robert'. Can be spoken as 'Robaits' in Wales. Most common in England and Wales.

Name become widely used in England after the Norman conquest of 1066.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Roberts Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Roberts family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 3,591
Female Servant 3,507
Farmer 1,935
Independent 1,588
Male Servant 1,302
Labourer 1,153
Shoe Maker 650
Tailor 358
Miner 279
Carpenter 272
Joiner 263
Dress Maker 247
Pauper 224
Quarry Man 197
Weaver 196
Blacksmith 181
Collier 181
Mariner 160
Gardener 156
Stone Mason 153
Mason 150
Smith 142
Publican 141
Apprentice 134
Butcher 134

Roberts Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Roberts 100% 819,057
2 Robarts 86% 2,014
3 Robberts 88% 1,231
4 Raberts 86% 295

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