Robert Dery in the US

  1. #641,824 Robert Culberson
  2. #641,825 Robert Dantonio
  3. #641,826 Robert Deem
  4. #641,827 Robert Delvalle
  5. #641,828 Robert Dery
  6. #641,829 Robert Dews
  7. #641,830 Robert Dey
  8. #641,831 Robert Diebold
  9. #641,832 Robert Drucker
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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.
French: habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from a place named with Walloon ri ‘stream’, for example in Marchin, Liège, or Macquenoise, Hainault, or alternatively from the common northern French place name Rieu(x), derived from Latin rivus ‘stream’, ‘river’.
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