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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Roberts, Richard J. Roberts, Richard John Robertsnoun

    United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)

  2. Roberts, Oral Robertsnoun

    United States evangelist (born 1918)

  3. Roberts, Kenneth Robertsnoun

    United States writer remembered for his historical novels about colonial America (1885-1957)

  4. Roberts, Bartholomew Robertsnoun

    a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)


  1. Robertsnoun

    An English and Welsh patronymic surname from the given name Robert.


  1. roberts

    "Roberts" is a common surname of British origin. It is patronymic, meaning "son of Robert", derived from the given name that means 'bright-shining fame'. It may also refer to specific people, places, or other entities named "Roberts" such as Roberts University or Justice Roberts. In terms of professional details, the exact context would determine the specific definition.


  1. Roberts

    Roberts is a city in Jefferson County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Idaho Falls, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 580 at the 2010 census.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Roberts is ranked #50 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Roberts surname appeared 376,774 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 128 would have the surname Roberts.

    77.2% or 291,133 total occurrences were White.
    16.7% or 62,997 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 9,043 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 8,101 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 3,203 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 2,298 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roberts in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roberts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Roberts in a Sentence

  1. Oral Roberts:

    I’m asking you to help extend my life, We’re at the point where God could call Oral Roberts home in March.

  2. Louis Leterrier:

    It's not like I can go and cast Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and I know what Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts're going to bring to me, i had to build my Brad Pitt and build my Julia Roberts and describe to incredible sculptors the emotion that I wanted to depict and the raw puppets to have. It's so important, in the colors, the textures, everything -- every detail in a certain puppet is creating a character.

  3. Brett Kavanaugh:

    Chief Justice Roberts is a principled, independent and inspiring leader for the American judiciary, as a country, we are fortunate to have John Roberts as chief justice of the United States.

  4. Joe Manchin:

    I want witnesses. I definitely want witnesses, the only thing I've said is that there should be an adult in the room and Chief Justice John Roberts's Chief Justice John Roberts. We should vote again on Chief Justice John Roberts being able to determine who is pertinent... if Hunter Biden is one of the people who is pertinent to the evidence or to the trial, then absolutely.

  5. Jerry Coleman:

    The ex-left-hander Dave Roberts will be going for Houston.

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