Robert Shan in the US

  1. #3,521,929 Robert Seyer
  2. #3,521,930 Robert Shabazz
  3. #3,521,931 Robert Shackle
  4. #3,521,932 Robert Shamoun
  5. #3,521,933 Robert Shan
  6. #3,521,934 Robert Shead
  7. #3,521,935 Robert Shehorn
  8. #3,521,936 Robert Shepheard
  9. #3,521,937 Robert Sherbert
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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.
Chinese 单: from the place name Shan. Cheng Wang, the second king (1115–1079 BC) of the Zhou dynasty, granted to a son the area of Shan, and the son's descendants adopted the place name as their surname.
16,917th in the U.S.

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