Robert Farney in the US

  1. #1,167,273 Robert Esslinger
  2. #1,167,274 Robert Exley
  3. #1,167,275 Robert Falke
  4. #1,167,276 Robert Famiglietti
  5. #1,167,277 Robert Farney
  6. #1,167,278 Robert Fawley
  7. #1,167,279 Robert Fecteau
  8. #1,167,280 Robert Ferrie
  9. #1,167,281 Robert Fickel
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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 and Scottish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name from Middle English fern ‘fern’ + heye ‘enclosure’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place so named. Compare Forney, Furney.
18,173rd in the U.S.

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