Robert Garris in the US

  1. #271,264 Robert Brockway
  2. #271,265 Robert Chenoweth
  3. #271,266 Robert Damato
  4. #271,267 Robert Erskine
  5. #271,268 Robert Garris
  6. #271,269 Robert Gilligan
  7. #271,270 Robert Hardison
  8. #271,271 Robert Haun
  9. #271,272 Robert Hershberger
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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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French: habitational name from a place so named in Saint-Palay canton in Pyrénées Atlantiques.
4,722nd in the U.S.

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