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
Farmer 1,815
General Servant Domestic 1,521
General Labourer 1,397
Living On Own Means 1,359
Dress Maker 978
Slate Quarryman 819
Scholar 750
Domestic Servant 676
Coal Miner Hewer 651
Cook Domestic 620
Housemaid Domestic 477
Cotton Weaver 429
Agricultural Labourer 377
Dressmaker 376
Coal Hewer 376
Charwoman 333
At School 330
Servant Domestic 325
Carpenter 305
Tailor 303
Laundress Wash 299
Stone Mason 290
Coal Miner C Hewer 278
House Maid Domestic 277
Blacksmith 264

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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