Robert Ferguson in the US

  1. #2,597 Robert Woods
  2. #2,598 Daniel Thomas
  3. #2,599 Ruth Jones
  4. #2,600 William Henderson
  5. #2,601 Robert Ferguson
  6. #2,602 Anthony Wilson
  7. #2,603 Christopher Walker
  8. #2,604 Julie Anderson
  9. #2,605 Anthony Taylor
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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.
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Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus.
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