What does the name Roberts mean?
The Roberts surname derives from the German boy's name meaning 'renown'. A popular Norman name, Roberts is now prevalent in North Wales and Lancashire. Famous Roberts include Hollywood actress and star of Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts, and Victorian engineer and pioneer of mass production, Richard Roberts.
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.