Robert Burhans in the US

  1. #2,290,870 Robert Bunk
  2. #2,290,871 Robert Buonocore
  3. #2,290,872 Robert Burba
  4. #2,290,873 Robert Burges
  5. #2,290,874 Robert Burhans
  6. #2,290,875 Robert Burian
  7. #2,290,876 Robert Burkert
  8. #2,290,877 Robert Burmester
  9. #2,290,878 Robert Burwick
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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.
German: from Middle Low German būr ‘farmer’, ‘peasant’ + the personal name Hans, a short form of Johannes (see John), hence ‘farmer John’. See also Burian.
22,705th in the U.S.

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