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Robert Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian (Róbert), etc: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrod ‘renown’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This is found occasionally in England before the Conquest, but in the main it was introduced into England by the Normans and quickly became popular among all classes of society. The surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gobert, Roberts, Albert, Obert, Nobert, Rembert, Royer, Libert, Bert

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Robert Family Origin

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Robert Family Occupations

What did your Robert ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Robert occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Robert's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Robert. A less common occupation for the Robert family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

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Robert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Robert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Robert. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Robert. For the veterans among your Robert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Robert Life Expectancy

What is the average Robert lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Robert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Robert in 1944 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Robert ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Robert Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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