Robert Colford in the US

  1. #5,479,632 Robert Colabianchi
  2. #5,479,633 Robert Colaneri
  3. #5,479,634 Robert Colden
  4. #5,479,635 Robert Colenso
  5. #5,479,636 Robert Colford
  6. #5,479,637 Robert Colie
  7. #5,479,638 Robert Collea
  8. #5,479,639 Robert Collina
  9. #5,479,640 Robert Collington
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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 Coleford, in Somerset and Gloucestershire, which are named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + ford ‘ford’.
51,929th in the U.S.

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