Roberto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Roberto family

The surname Roberto was first found in Piacenza, sometime during the 17th century, though the Roberto name is found all over Italy. The variations ending in "i" are mostly from the north, whereas those that end in "o" originate in the south. The name Roberto, like many surnames originated as a personal name; it shares the same origin as the English name "Robert," coming from the German first name Hrodebert, which is composed of the elements "hrod" and "berht," meaning "fame" and "bright."

Early History of the Roberto family

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Roberto Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roberto, Roberti, Robertis, Ruberti, Ruberto and many more.

Early Notables of the Roberto family (pre 1700)

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Roberto Ranking

In the United States, the name Roberto is the 9,913rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Roberto is ranked the 5,824th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]


United States Roberto migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roberto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Roberto, aged 31, originally from Castelfranci, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Napoli, Italy [3]
  • William Roberto, originally from Liverpool, who arrived in New York, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Toloa" from Halifax, England [4]
  • Mario Roberto, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genoa, Italy [5]
  • Domenica Roberto, aged 30, originally from Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Napoli, Italy [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Roberto (post 1700) +

  • Eduardo L. "Ned" Roberto, Filipino professor who is considered Asia's foremost authority in marketing, Coca-Cola Foundation professor of international marketing, at the Asian Institute of Management, Manilla
  • Holden Álvaro Roberto (1923-2007), Angolan founder and leader of the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) from 1962 to 1999
  • Sergi Roberto Carnicer (b. 1992), Spanish footballer
  • Ángel Roberto Seifart (1941-2018), Paraguayan senior politician from the Colorado Party
  • Jacó Roberto Hilgert (1926-2020), Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop
  • Luis Roberto Mercedes Santana (1968-2019), Dominican Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants from 1991 to 1993
  • Paulo Roberto Diniz Jr., Brazilian bass guitarist for Jota Quest, a Brazilian pop rock band
  • Ricardo Roberto Francia (b. 1932), Argentine musician, cellist, and music arranger from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Luis Roberto Furlán Collver (b. 1948), Guatemalan electrical engineer who introduced the Internet to his country in 1992, the "Father of the Internet in Guatemala"
  • Mario Roberto Cassari (1943-2017), Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Holy See, Apostolic Nuncio to Malta (2015–2016), South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (2012–2015)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QW-GPF : 6 December 2014), Anna Roberto, 24 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QR-NQ3 : 6 December 2014), William Roberto, 15 Mar 1919; citing departure port Halifax, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Toloa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-3TP : 6 December 2014), Mario Roberto, 06 Dec 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WH-DJ3 : 6 December 2014), Domenica Roberto, 19 Nov 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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