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  1. A Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
  2. United States writer remembered for his historical novels about colonial America (1885-1957)
  3. United States evangelist (born 1918)
  4. United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
  1. An English and Welsh patronymic surname from the given name Robert.
  2. plural of Robert

Roberts was also found in the following language(s): Latvian

Notable Persons Named Roberts

Roberts Blossom was an actor and poet. His career lasted from 1955 to 1955. Roberts was given the name Roberts Scott Blossom on March 25th, 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut. He passed away on July 8th, 2011.


Roberts Darryl. is a football player for the New England Patriots. Roberts was born on November 26th, 1990 in Lakeland, Florida.


Roberts was born in 1836. She died in 1916.


Roberts was born on March 12th, 1911. He left this life on August 28th, 1993.


Roberts Stelmahers is a basketball player for the ASK Riga, ASK/Brocēni/LMT, BC Avtodor Saratov, Basket Zielona Góra, Śląsk Wrocław (basketball), Karşıyaka Basket, Alpella Spor Kulübü, KK Olimpija, and BC Lietuvos rytas in the Latvijas Basketbola Līga and Baltic Basketball League. Roberts was born on November 19th, 1974 in Riga.


Roberts Gobziņš is a musician. He plays Vocals. Roberts was born on July 13th, 1964 in Riga.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Roberts

Dread Pirate Roberts is a fictional character.


Emma Roberts is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Emma was given the name Emma Rose Roberts by her parent Eric Roberts on February 10th, 1991 in Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.


John Roberts is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, and Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He holds the title Barack Obama taking the Oath of Office" and President Obama Re-Takes Oath". John was born on January 27th, 1955 in Buffalo, New York.


Julia Roberts is an actress and executive producer. She was most active from 1987 to present. Julia was given the name Julia Fiona Roberts by her parent Betty Lou Bredemus on October 28th, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia, U.S.


Eric Roberts is an actor. He was most active from 1977 to present. Eric was given the name Eric Anthony Roberts by his parent Betty Lou Bredemus on April 18th, 1956 in Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.


Jake Roberts is a wrestler. Jake was born on May 30th, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas, U.S.


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Popularity of Roberts as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roberts U.S.
  White 77.27% 64.26%
  African American 16.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.85% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roberts

People with the last name Roberts are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Roberts

  • How Popular is the name Roberts? Roberts is the 17,968th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roberts was the 50th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roberts have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 423 babies born with the first name Roberts in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roberts to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roberts? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Roberts first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roberts is Sunday, December 23rd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Roberts born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roberts was in 1922 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Roberts Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roberts is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Roberts: Your name in reverse order is Strebor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rrbeots. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roberts? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 376,774 people with the last name Roberts.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roberts? Roberts was ranked as the 50th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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