Robert Mothershead in the US

  1. #1,947,389 Robert Moreschi
  2. #1,947,390 Robert Moretz
  3. #1,947,391 Robert Morreale
  4. #1,947,392 Robert Morway
  5. #1,947,393 Robert Mothershead
  6. #1,947,394 Robert Muffoletto
  7. #1,947,395 Robert Muldowney
  8. #1,947,396 Robert Mulherin
  9. #1,947,397 Robert Mullarkey
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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: variant of Mottershead or Mottishead, a habitational name from a lost place in the parish of Mottram, Cheshire, recorded in the 13th century as Mottresheved, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Mōtere ‘speaker’ + Middle English heved ‘head-(land)’, ‘hill’.
38,398th in the U.S.

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