Robert Heald in the US

  1. #415,619 Robert Gallaher
  2. #415,620 Robert Gerald
  3. #415,621 Robert Godsey
  4. #415,622 Robert Harrod
  5. #415,623 Robert Heald
  6. #415,624 Robert Hendren
  7. #415,625 Robert Hetherington
  8. #415,626 Robert Hollar
  9. #415,627 Robert Jemison
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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.
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside, from Old English helde, hælde, hielde ‘slope’.
8,409th in the U.S.

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