What does the name Roberts mean?
Roberts is a popular British surname, believed to have two core origins. Firstly, the Roberts surname is thought to be patronymic, reflecting the 'son of Robert', particularly common in Wales (especially in the north of the country) and Scotland. The second supposed origin of this surname, which is more prevalent in England, relates to someone who is the 'servant of Robert'.
The earliest occurrence of the Roberts surname in our family history documents is from 1449, and we currently have 5,116,377 records where Roberts appears.
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Typical jobs for Robertses
Hard-working people, the Robertses. 6859 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Robertses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Roberts in Lancashire.
Robertses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Robertses were angels, apparently. We found 5151 in criminal records.
Robertses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 7468 Robertses served in the First World War.