Robert Family History

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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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Robert. 11% of Robert men worked as a General Labourer and 62% of Robert women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Robert were Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Gardener
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Robert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 286,000 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 54,000 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 63,000 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

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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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