Robert Banwell in the US

  1. #3,863,126 Robert Banicki
  2. #3,863,127 Robert Bankard
  3. #3,863,128 Robert Bann
  4. #3,863,129 Robert Bantly
  5. #3,863,130 Robert Banwell
  6. #3,863,131 Robert Banzhoff
  7. #3,863,132 Robert Barahona
  8. #3,863,133 Robert Barbarite
  9. #3,863,134 Robert Barbati
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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 (Somerset): habitational name from Banwell in Somerset, named from Old English bana ‘killer’ + wella ‘stream’, ‘spring’.
71,733rd in the U.S.

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