Robert Brost in the US

  1. #1,334,595 Robert Broder
  2. #1,334,596 Robert Bronk
  3. #1,334,597 Robert Brooking
  4. #1,334,598 Robert Brookover
  5. #1,334,599 Robert Brost
  6. #1,334,600 Robert Bruschi
  7. #1,334,601 Robert Buchta
  8. #1,334,602 Robert Burgio
  9. #1,334,603 Robert Burlison
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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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German: occupational name for an official, from Middle High German brobest ‘supervisor’ (from Latin praepositus).
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