Robert Harke in the US

  1. #2,595,270 Robert Haran
  2. #2,595,271 Robert Harbinson
  3. #2,595,272 Robert Hardacre
  4. #2,595,273 Robert Hargus
  5. #2,595,274 Robert Harke
  6. #2,595,275 Robert Harl
  7. #2,595,276 Robert Harmening
  8. #2,595,277 Robert Hartell
  9. #2,595,278 Robert Hartke
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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: 1. from a Frisian personal name, a short form of any of the Germanic personal names with hari, heri ‘army’ as the first element (see for example Herman, Herwig). 2. possibly a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German harke ‘rake’, or a topographic name from herk, hark ‘marsh’, ‘bog’.
42,749th in the U.S.

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