Robert Shepard in the US

  1. #22,361 Mark Davidson
  2. #22,362 Mark Lawrence
  3. #22,363 Miriam Perez
  4. #22,364 Nelson Perez
  5. #22,365 Robert Shepard
  6. #22,366 Ronald Ellis
  7. #22,367 Susana Gonzalez
  8. #22,368 Tasha Brown
  9. #22,369 Tiffany Collins
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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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English: variant spelling of Shepherd.
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