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  1. #707,278 Robert Sauve
  2. #707,279 Robert Sayler
  3. #707,280 Robert Scates
  4. #707,281 Robert Schad
  5. #707,282 Robert Schipper
  6. #707,283 Robert Secor
  7. #707,284 Robert Seybold
  8. #707,285 Robert Shingler
  9. #707,286 Robert Shupp
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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.
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Dutch and North German: occupational name for a shipman or (in German) a shipbuilder, from an agent derivative of schip ‘ship’.
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