Robert Hofer in the US

  1. #231,866 Robert Chaplin
  2. #231,867 Robert Cruse
  3. #231,868 Robert Eaves
  4. #231,869 Robert Gilmer
  5. #231,870 Robert Hofer
  6. #231,871 Robert Ibarra
  7. #231,872 Robert Lally
  8. #231,873 Robert Markley
  9. #231,874 Robert Mielke
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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.
South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived at, worked on, or managed a farm, from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’, ‘court’ + the agent suffix -er. Compare Hoffmann.
4,913th in the U.S.

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