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  1. #407,958 Robert Scheid
  2. #407,959 Robert Schweizer
  3. #407,960 Robert Silvestri
  4. #407,961 Robert Smythe
  5. #407,962 Robert Stead
  6. #407,963 Robert Strachan
  7. #407,964 Robert Tabb
  8. #407,965 Robert Tang
  9. #407,966 Robert Trigg
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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 (chiefly West Yorkshire): 1. habitational name from Stead in West Yorkshire, or from some other place taking its name from Old English stede ‘estate’, ‘farm’, ‘place’. 2. from Middle English steed ‘stud horse’, ‘stallion’, applied as a nickname to a lusty person or as an occupational name to someone responsible for looking after stallions.
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