Robert Brogna in the US

  1. #2,163,933 Robert Brisky
  2. #2,163,934 Robert Britto
  3. #2,163,935 Robert Brizzolara
  4. #2,163,936 Robert Brockmeier
  5. #2,163,937 Robert Brogna
  6. #2,163,938 Robert Brougher
  7. #2,163,939 Robert Browe
  8. #2,163,940 Robert Brundrett
  9. #2,163,941 Robert Brusca
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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.
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Sicilian and southern Italian: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Sicilian bbrogna ‘shell used for calling pigs’, from Late Latin ebornea (bucina) ‘ivory horn’, or alternatively a nickname for someone with a large nose, from the same word in the sense ‘pig's snout’.
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