Robert Lafontaine in the US

  1. #506,393 Robert Hickok
  2. #506,394 Robert Houghtaling
  3. #506,395 Robert Knisley
  4. #506,396 Robert Kujawa
  5. #506,397 Robert Lafontaine
  6. #506,398 Robert Lamarche
  7. #506,399 Robert Lease
  8. #506,400 Robert Leedy
  9. #506,401 Robert Leiter
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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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French: topgraphic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, a variant of Fontaine, with the definite article la.
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