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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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