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  1. #51,624 Raymond Ellis
  2. #51,625 Richard Mcallister
  3. #51,626 Richard Roach
  4. #51,627 Robert Delong
  5. #51,628 Robert Gifford
  6. #51,629 Robert Rudolph
  7. #51,630 Robert Sadler
  8. #51,631 Russell Ward
  9. #51,632 Ryan Mills
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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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English: 1. habitational name for someone from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. It was originally named in Old English as Gyddingford ‘ford associated with Gydda’. Compare Giddens. 2. possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Giffard, which may derive from an Old German personal name, Gifard, or from a Middle English nickname from Old French giffard ‘chubby-cheeked’, ‘bloated’ (a pejorative of giffel ‘jaw’, ‘cheek’, of Germanic origin).
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