Robert Pitchford in the US

  1. #470,260 Robert Ortman
  2. #470,261 Robert Palladino
  3. #470,262 Robert Paynter
  4. #470,263 Robert Peet
  5. #470,264 Robert Pitchford
  6. #470,265 Robert Rost
  7. #470,266 Robert Runkle
  8. #470,267 Robert Sattler
  9. #470,268 Robert Schantz
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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 (West Midlands): habitational name from a place near Shrewsbury, where there was a bituminous well; the name is derived from Old English pic ‘pitch’ + ford ‘ford’.
7,919th in the U.S.

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