Robert Ortner in the US

  1. #1,334,889 Robert Norbeck
  2. #1,334,890 Robert Nuckolls
  3. #1,334,891 Robert Nurse
  4. #1,334,892 Robert Oliverio
  5. #1,334,893 Robert Ortner
  6. #1,334,894 Robert Ota
  7. #1,334,895 Robert Ours
  8. #1,334,896 Robert Paduano
  9. #1,334,897 Robert Palardy
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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.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on the fringe of a village or settlement, from the oblique case of Middle High German ort in the sense ‘tip’, ‘extremity’ (see Ort 3) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. In the Austrian Tyrol the name denoted a person who worked in a salt mine.
20,623rd in the U.S.

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