Robert Botsford in the US

  1. #736,786 Robert Biel
  2. #736,787 Robert Blow
  3. #736,788 Robert Bondi
  4. #736,789 Robert Bostrom
  5. #736,790 Robert Botsford
  6. #736,791 Robert Breuer
  7. #736,792 Robert Brochu
  8. #736,793 Robert Bronner
  9. #736,794 Robert Bross
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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: habitational name from either of two places, in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, named Bottesford, from Old English botl ‘building’ + ford ‘ford’.
17,757th in the U.S.

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