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Robert Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian (Róbert), etc: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrod ‘renown’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This is found occasionally in England before the Conquest, but in the main it was introduced into England by the Normans and quickly became popular among all classes of society. The surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Gobert, Roberts, Albert, Obert, Nobert, Rembert, Royer, Libert, Bert

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Robert Family Origin

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Robert Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Robert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Robert's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Robert. A less common occupation for the Robert family was Farming.

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Famous Robert Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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