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Roberts

[rob-erts] /ˈrɒb ərts/
noun
1.
Sir Charles George Douglas, 1860–1943, Canadian poet and novelist.
2.
Elizabeth Madox
[mad-uh ks] /ˈmæd əks/ (Show IPA),
1886–1941, U.S. poet and novelist.
3.
Frederick Sleigh
[sley] /sleɪ/ (Show IPA),
Earl ("Bobs Bahadur") 1832–1914, British field marshal.
4.
Glenn ("Fireball") 1929–64, U.S. racing-car driver.
5.
Kenneth (Lewis) 1885–1957, U.S. novelist and essayist.
6.
Oral, 1918–2009, U.S. evangelist.
7.
Owen Josephus
[joh-see-fuh s] /dʒoʊˈsi fəs/ (Show IPA),
1875–1955, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1930–45.
8.
Richard John, born 1943, U.S. molecular biologist, born in England: Nobel prize 1993.

Robert

[rob-ert] /ˈrɒb ərt/
noun
1.
Henry Martyn
[mahr-tn] /ˈmɑr tn/ (Show IPA),
1837–1923, U.S. engineer and authority on parliamentary procedure: author of Robert's Rules of Order (1876, revised 1915).
2.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “bright.”.
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  • The accurate answering fire of Roberts had broken his wrist.

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British Dictionary definitions for Roberts

Roberts

/ˈrɒbəts/
noun
1.
Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl. 1832–1914, British field marshal. He was awarded the Victoria Cross (1858) for his service during the Indian Mutiny and was commander in chief (1899–1900) in the second Boer War
2.
Julia. born 1967, US film actress; her films include Pretty Woman (1990), Notting Hill (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), which earned her an Academy Award, and Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
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Word Origin and History for Roberts

Robert

masc. proper name, from Old North French form of Old High German Hrodberht "bright-fame, bright with glory," from hrod- "fame, glory," from Proto-Germanic *hrothi-, + -berht "bright" (see Albert). The name of William the Conqueror's rebellious oldest son. "It was introduced by Normans during the reign of Edward the Confessor and became very popular" ["Dictionary of English Surnames"].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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