Robert Wormwood in the US

  1. #4,811,416 Robert Woodlief
  2. #4,811,417 Robert Woodsmall
  3. #4,811,418 Robert Woolfenden
  4. #4,811,419 Robert Wootters
  5. #4,811,420 Robert Wormwood
  6. #4,811,421 Robert Worthman
  7. #4,811,422 Robert Wrazen
  8. #4,811,423 Robert Wroble
  9. #4,811,424 Robert Wunsche
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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: of uncertain origin; possibly a topographic name for someone who lived where wormwood (Artemesia absinthium) grew, Middle English wormod, or a metonymic occupational name for a herbalist. In the Middle Ages wormwood was variously used as a tonic and vermifuge, in brewing ale, and to protect clothes and linen from moths and fleas.
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