Robert Murtagh in the US

  1. #884,458 Robert Mirabella
  2. #884,459 Robert Modlin
  3. #884,460 Robert Munguia
  4. #884,461 Robert Muntz
  5. #884,462 Robert Murtagh
  6. #884,463 Robert Neer
  7. #884,464 Robert Northway
  8. #884,465 Robert Norville
  9. #884,466 Robert Noss
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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.
Irish: 1. (Meath and Monaghan) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muircheartaigh ‘descendant of Muircheartach’, a personal name from muir ‘sea’ + ceardach ‘skilled’, i.e. ‘skilled navigator’. A Kerry surname of the same form is Anglicized as Moriarty. 2. (County Roscommon) Anglicized form of Mac Muircheartaigh (originally Anglicized as MacMoriarty) (see McMurtry). 3. (Ulster): sometimes of Scottish origin, an alternative to Murdock.
15,043rd in the U.S.

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