Robert Ashcroft in the US

  1. #884,290 Robert Allain
  2. #884,291 Robert Amidon
  3. #884,292 Robert Andreas
  4. #884,293 Robert Anguiano
  5. #884,294 Robert Ashcroft
  6. #884,295 Robert Backes
  7. #884,296 Robert Baisden
  8. #884,297 Robert Bakken
  9. #884,298 Robert Balcom
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Meaning & Origins

One of the many French names of Germanic origin that were introduced into Britain by the Normans; it has since remained in continuous use. It is derived from the nearly synonymous elements hrōd ‘fame’ + berht ‘bright, famous’, and had a native Old English predecessor of similar form (Hreodbeorht), which was supplanted by the Norman name. Two dukes of Normandy in the 11th century bore the name: the father of William the Conqueror (sometimes identified with the legendary Robert the Devil), and his eldest son. It was borne also by three kings of Scotland, notably Robert the Bruce (1274–1329), who freed Scotland from English domination. The altered short form Bob is very common, but Hob and Dob, which were common in the Middle Ages and gave rise to surnames, are extinct. See also Rupert.
3rd in the U.S.
English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements.
15,394th in the U.S.

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