Robert Caton in the US

  1. #350,366 Robert Bukowski
  2. #350,367 Robert Butz
  3. #350,368 Robert Callender
  4. #350,369 Robert Castor
  5. #350,370 Robert Caton
  6. #350,371 Robert Delia
  7. #350,372 Robert Derry
  8. #350,373 Robert Gabbard
  9. #350,374 Robert Gallup
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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 called Caton, in Derbyshire and Lancashire. The former is probably named with the Old English personal name or byname Cada (see Cade) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter is from the Old Norse byname Káti (see Cates) + tūn.
5,655th in the U.S.

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