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

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Roberts Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Roberts family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 18,543
Coal Miner 2,205
Farmer 1,898
General Labourer 1,498
Domestic Servant 1,364
Agricultural Labourer 1,286
Dress Maker 1,187
General Servant Domestic 1,037
General Servant 994
Labourer 964
Living On Own Means 698
Farm Servant 697
Living On Her Own Means 665
Farm Labourer 582
House Keeper 440
Joiner 431
Blacksmith 421
Cotton Weaver 395
Clerk 368
Grocer 362
Tailor 362
Laundress 335
Gardener 322
Slate Quarry Man 316
Shoe Maker 315

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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