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Roberts Family History

Roberts Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the personal name Robert. This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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4,291,423 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
403,249 Military Records
531,146 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Roberts Families

  • Number of Roberts families
     1,682 - 3,361
     561 - 1,681
     1 - 560
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roberts families
     7,914 - 15,825
     2,639 - 7,913
     1 - 2,638
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roberts families
     306 - 609
     103 - 305
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Roberts Family Origin

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Roberts Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Roberts

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Roberts Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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