Robert Sutherland in the US

  1. #32,436 Patrick Cook
  2. #32,437 Richard Berger
  3. #32,438 Richard Raymond
  4. #32,439 Robert Lyon
  5. #32,440 Robert Sutherland
  6. #32,441 Sarah Armstrong
  7. #32,442 Sonia Johnson
  8. #32,443 William Bray
  9. #32,444 Amanda Carpenter
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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.
Scottish: regional name from the former county of this name, so named from Old Norse suðr ‘south’ + land ‘land’ because the territory lay south of Scandinavia and the Norse colonies in the Orkney and Shetland Islands.
1,057th in the U.S.

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