[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Given name Robert

Otto otto at schienke.com
Fri Jun 12 17:08:46 PDT 2009

I do not think so. . .
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “bright.”

masc. proper name, from O.N.Fr. form of O.H.G.(Old High German)  
Hrodberht, lit. "bright with glory," from hrod- "fame, glory" + -berht  

Also, there were Scots in the area.

–noun example use of it
(“Robert the Devil”
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) died 1035, duke of Normandy 1028–35 (father of William I of England).
Also called Robert the Bruce, Robert Bruce. 1274–1329, king of  
Scotland 1306–29.

On Jun 12, 2009, at 7:29 PM, marlo wrote:

> I found the name Robert for a male cousin who was born probably in  
> Pommern between 1868 and 1870.  Isn't that a strange name for a boy  
> born in that area?
> Marlo

. . .   Otto
          " The Zen moment..." wk. of January 04, 2009-
                 "The future. . . . always catches up."

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