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Multiple Origins for the Surname Robert



The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Robert.The earliest hereditary surnames in France were either patronymic surnames, derived from the father's given name, or metronymic names, derived from the mother's given name. Robert is derived from the Old French personal name Robert, which is composed of the Germanic elements "hrod," meaning "bright," and "berht," meaning "bright" or "famous."

Robert Early Origins



The surname Robert was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this renowned family has held a family seat since the Middle Ages.

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Robert Spelling Variations


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Robert Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Robert, Robers, Robart, Roberte, Robertes, Robarte, Robartes, Robarts, Roberrt, Roberrs, Roberre, Robèrre, Robarres, Robarrs, Robarre, le Robert, le Robers, de Robert, de Robers and many more.

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Robert Early History


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Robert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robert research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1445, 1733, 1737, 1763, 1794, 1808, 1811, 1819, 1826, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Robert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Robert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony Robert, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • William Robert, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Thomas Robert, who arrived in Maryland in 1657
  • James Robert settled in Maryland in 1666
  • James Robert, who arrived in Maryland in 1666-1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louis Robert, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Jacques Robert, aged 33, landed in Louisiana in 1720
  • Peter Robert, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • Jacob Robert, who arrived in Long Island in 1781
  • George Robert, who arrived in New York in 1798

Robert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Roger Robert, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Jose Robert, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • Angel Robert, aged 53, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1840
  • Narcisse Robert, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1841
  • John Robert, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robert Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Geoffroy Robert, aged 30, landed in Canada in 1642
  • Guillaume Robert, aged 18, landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Louis Robert settled in Quebec in 1665
  • Mathurin Robert settled in Quebec in 1691

Robert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Fitz Robert, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Sylvain Robert settled in Quebec in 1756
  • Jean Robert, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Maria Robert, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Pierre Robert, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Victor Robert, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1821

Robert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Robert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1849
  • Jonathan Robert, aged 34, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Neptune"
  • Patty Robert, aged 17, a dressmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Henry Robert, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • M. Robert, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Magdelana"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Robert arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Swan" in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robert (post 1700)



  • Arthur Robert (1943-1993), American tennis player
  • Ridgway Robert (b. 1850), American ornithologist
  • Charles-Marie Robert Count d'Escorches de Sainte Croix, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Charles Marie- Robert, Count d'Escorches de Sainte Croix, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Simon Robert, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Louis Benoît Robert, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Joseph Louis Armand Robert, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean Gilles André Robert, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Baptiste Robert, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Nicolas-Louis Robert (1760-1820), French engineer who built the world's first hydrogen balloon for professor Jacques Charles with his brother Anne-Jean
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Robert Historic Events


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Robert Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. John Connelly Robert, American Flight First Officer from Miami, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Elisabeth Walton Robert, (née McMillan), aged 43, American First Class passenger from St. Louis, Missouri who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 2

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Suggested Readings for the name Robert


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Suggested Readings for the name Robert



  • The Pioneer Rapids Families by George Mason Graham Stafford.

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Robert Family Crest Products


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Robert Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Robert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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