Robert Gerken in the US

  1. #477,108 Robert Dixson
  2. #477,109 Robert Drayton
  3. #477,110 Robert Ferree
  4. #477,111 Robert First
  5. #477,112 Robert Gerken
  6. #477,113 Robert Glennon
  7. #477,114 Robert Gorsuch
  8. #477,115 Robert Halvorsen
  9. #477,116 Robert Heater
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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.
North German: patronymic from a short form of a personal name beginning with gēr, gār ‘spear’, as in Gerhard (see Gerhardt).
8,930th in the U.S.

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