Robert Selley in the US

  1. #6,383,497 Robert Selan
  2. #6,383,498 Robert Selb
  3. #6,383,499 Robert Selbrede
  4. #6,383,500 Robert Seletsky
  5. #6,383,501 Robert Selley
  6. #6,383,502 Robert Sellon
  7. #6,383,503 Robert Selser
  8. #6,383,504 Robert Seltz
  9. #6,383,505 Robert Selway
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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: 1. (chiefly Devon) variant spelling of Sealey. 2. habitational name from Selly Oak in Birmingham, named, like Shelley, from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
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