Robert Risley in the US

  1. #362,834 Robert Perales
  2. #362,835 Robert Phifer
  3. #362,836 Robert Pilgrim
  4. #362,837 Robert Provencher
  5. #362,838 Robert Risley
  6. #362,839 Robert Roscoe
  7. #362,840 Robert Rubenstein
  8. #362,841 Robert Salvatore
  9. #362,842 Robert Sawicki
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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: habitational name from Risley in Derbyshire and Lancashire or Riseley in Bedfordshire and Berkshire, all so named from Old English hrīs ‘brushwood’ + lēah ‘clearing’.
7,783rd in the U.S.

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