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
Scholar 15,276
Labourer 2,194
Agricultural Labourer 1,761
General Servant 1,444
Domestic Servant 1,220
Dress Maker 929
Farm Servant 835
Coal Miner 798
Servant 638
House Keeper 568
Quarry Man 479
Joiner 438
Farmer 414
Farmer's Wife 412
Miner 405
Tailor 405
Carpenter 398
Farmer's Son 392
Shoe Maker 386
Collier 379
Annuitant 367
Laundress 358
Farmer's Daughter 351
General Servant Domestic 341
Blacksmith 316

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

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