Roberts (surname)

Roberts (surname)

Roberts derives from the Saxon/Norman given name Robert, meaning "bright fame" – from the Germanic elements "hrod" meaning fame and "beraht" meaning bright. Robert may also mean "Son of Robert".Fact|date=September 2007 The name is common in both England and Wales, with the biggest concentration by far occurring in North Wales. It is uncommon in Scotland and Ireland.

A

* Abraham Roberts, British general, father of Earl Roberts
* Abraham Roberts, English architect
* Adam Roberts, British science fiction writer
* Alasdair Roberts, Scottish folk musician
* Albert H. Roberts, American politician
* Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricketer
* Alf Roberts, fictional character from "Coronation Street"
* Alfred Roberts, politician and father of Margaret Thatcher
* Allene Roberts, American actress
* Alphonso Theodore Roberts, cricketer and activist from Trinidad and Tobago
* Alton Wayne Roberts, Ku Klux Klan member
* Amos Roberts, Australian rugby league player
* Andrew Roberts, British historian
* Andy Roberts, Antiguan cricketer
* Andy Roberts, English musician
* Anita Roberts (1942-2006), American molecular biologist
* Anne Roberts, Canadian politician
* Anthony Ellmaker Roberts, American politician
* Ashley Roberts, American burlesque dancer
* Arthur Roberts, English music hall entertainer
* Arthur Spencer Roberts, English painter
* Audrey Roberts, fictional character from "Coronation Street"
* Austin Roberts (1883-1948), South African zoologist

B

* Barbara Roberts, American politician
* Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate Black Bart
* Ben Roberts, British poker player
* Ben Roberts, television actor
* Benjamin Titus Roberts, American Methodist minister
* Bernadette Roberts, Catholic contemplative
* Bernard Roberts, English pianist
* Betty Roberts, an American politician
* Billy Roberts, American songwriter ("Hey Joe")
* Bip Roberts, American baseball player
* Bob Roberts (1879-1930), American recording artist.
* Brad Roberts, Canadian musician
* Brian Roberts, (born 1977), American baseball player
* Brian Roberts, American soccer player
* Brian L. Roberts, American CEO
* Brigham Henry Roberts, American Latter Day Saints leader and historian
* Buddy Roberts, American wrestler

C

* C. R. Roberts, American football player
* Cecil Roberts, one of several people including
** Cecil Roberts, English novelist
** Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America
* Charlie Roberts, English footballer
* Charles Roberts, one of several people including
**Charles B. Roberts, U.S. Congressman from Maryland.
**Charles S. Roberts, American boardgame creator, founder of Avalon Hill
**Charles Roberts, Canadian football player
**Charles G.D. Roberts, Canadian poet and author
* Chris Roberts, Anglo-American computer games designer
* Christian Roberts, Welsh footballer
* Christopher Trevor-Roberts, British teacher
* Cokie Roberts, American broadcast journalist
* Cord Roberts, a fictional character from the soap opera "One Life to Live"
* Curt Roberts, Major League baseball second baseman

D

* Dale Roberts, English footballer
* Dan Roberts, Musician
* Daniel John Roberts, American playwright
* Danny Roberts, Australian actor
* Danny Roberts, American
* Darrell Roberts, American guitarist
* Dave Roberts, American baseball player
* Dave Roberts, American actor
* David Roberts, one of several people including
**David Roberts, the 36th mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey
**David Roberts, Scottish painter
**David Roberts, Welsh swimmer
**David Thomas Roberts, American ragtime composer
* Dean Roberts, New Zealand musician
* Deborah Roberts, American broadcaster
* Dick Roberts, banjo player
* Dickie Roberts, fictional character in the 2003 film ""
* Doris Roberts, American actress
* Dread Pirate Roberts, fictional character from "The Princess Bride"
* Denys Tudor Emil Roberts, British administrator in Hong Kong

E

* Ed Roberts (disambiguation), one of several people including
**Ed Roberts (activist), in disability rights
**Ed Roberts (computers) (fl. c. 1980; given name "H. Edward"), engineer & entrepreneur
**Edward Glenn Roberts, Jr., race driver Fireball Roberts
**Edward B. Roberts, American technology writer, academic and investor
**Edward D. Roberts, American politician
**Edward Roberts, Canadian politician
**Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Kentucky-born author
* Emma Roberts, American actress
* Eric Roberts, American actor, brother of Julia Roberts
* Evan Roberts, one of several people including
**Evan Roberts (radio personality), American radio personality
**Evan Roberts (minister) (fl. 1900s), British (Wales)

F

* Floyd Roberts, American racing driver
* Frank Crowther Roberts, British general
* Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, British general
* Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts, British Army officer, son of Earl Roberts
* Frederick Madison Roberts, American politician

G

* Gareth Roberts, British television writer
* Gareth Roberts, Welsh footballer
* Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey player
* Gene Roberts, one of several people including
**Gene Roberts, name used by actress Meg Randall, before 1949
**Gene Roberts, NFL football player.
* George Roberts, one of several people including
**George Roberts, American
**George Henry Roberts (1869–1928), British Labour MP, Minister of Labour
**George Philip Bradley Roberts (1906–1997), British World War II general
**George R. Roberts (born 1945), American financier
* Gilroy Roberts, engraver for the United States Mint
* Gordon Ray Roberts, American soldier
* Graham Roberts, English actor
* Grant Roberts, American baseball player
* Greg Roberts (Designer), American Game Designer
* Gregory David Roberts, Australian criminal and writer

H

* Hank Roberts, jazz cellist
* Harry Roberts, one of several people including
**Harry Roberts, Swedish inventor
**Harry Roberts, British murderer
* Herbie Roberts, English footballer
* Howard Roberts, American jazz guitarist
* Hugh Roberts, British Director of the Royal art collection

I

* Iain Roberts, New Zealand skeleton racer
* Ian Roberts, one of several people including
**Ian Roberts, Australian Rugby League player
**Ian Roberts, US actor and comedian
**Ian Roberts, Canadian Olympian Equestrian
**Ian Roberts, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge
**Ian Roberts, DJ on Manchester's Magic 1152
**Ian Roberts, South African actor
* Isaac Roberts, British astronomer
* Issachar Jacox Roberts, American Baptist missionary
* Ivor Roberts, English actor and television presenter
* Ivor Roberts, British ambassador to Italy

J

* J. O. M. Roberts, Himalayan mountaineer-explorer
* Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler
* James J. Roberts, newsman and poet
* James Reynolds Roberts, British soldier
* Jane Roberts, American psychic
* Jane Roberts, Lady Roberts, British Royal librarian
* Jason Roberts, one of several people including
**Jason Roberts, American author
**Jason Roberts, Grenadian football player
* Jeremy Dale Roberts, English composer
* Jimmy Roberts, one of several people including
**Jimmy Roberts, NBC sports broadcaster
**Jimmy Roberts (singer), featured performer on the Lawrence Welk Show
**Jimmy T. Roberts, cult leader
* Joan Roberts, (born 1918), American actress
* John Roberts, one of several people including
**John G. Roberts, Jr., 17th Chief Justice of the United States
**John Roberts, a CNN television journalist. Formerly worked for CBS News, and formerly a Canadian television host known as J.D. Roberts.
**John Roberts, a former Member of the Parliament of Canada
**John Milton Roberts, anthropologist
**John Roberts, Oxford historian and author
**John Roberts, a television host on the SPEED Channel
**Saint John Roberts, one of the Catholic Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
**John C. Roberts, founder of Australian construction firm Multiplex
**John Roberts, founder of TEST Transport & Environment Studies consultancy
**John Maddox Roberts, American science fiction writer
* Jonathan Roberts (1771-1854), American farmer, U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania
* Jonathan Roberts, (fl. 1990s), American author, screenwriter, and TV producer
* Jonathan M. Roberts, writer
*Joseph Jenkins Roberts (1809-1876), first President of Liberia
* Julia Roberts, American actress
* Julia Roberts (QVC presenter)
* Julie Roberts, American country singer
* Juliet Roberts, British singer

K

* Kane Roberts, American guitarist
* Kate Roberts (1891-1985), Welsh novelist
* Katherine Roberts, English writer
* Katherine Roberts (TV personality)
* Kathryn Roberts, English folk musician
* Keith Roberts, British science fiction writer
* Kelso Roberts, Canadian politician
* Ken Roberts (born 1946), Canadian children's writer
* Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957), American historical novelist
* Kenny Roberts, American motorcycle racer

L

* Lawrence Roberts, one of several people including
**Lawrence Roberts, American basketball player
**Larry Roberts, American Internet developer
* Leon Roberts, American baseball player
* Les Roberts, one of several people including
** Les Roberts (mystery novel writer), American mystery novel writer
** Les Roberts (epidemiologist), American epidemiologist
* Leslie Roberts Canadian television journalist
* Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Australian rules footballer
* Lincoln Roberts, cricketer from Trinidad and Tobago
* Lisa Roberts, American actress Lisa Roberts Gillan, sister of Julia and Eric Roberts
* Loren Roberts, American golfer
* Luckey Roberts, (1887-1968), American musician
* Luke Roberts, Australian cyclist
* Lynette Roberts, British poet
* Lynne Roberts, American actress

M

* Marcus Roberts, American jazz pianist
* Margaret Roberts, Maiden name of former British Prime Minister.
* Marietta Roberts, Canadian politician
* Mark Roberts, English streaker
* Mark Roberts, British singer and guitarist
* Mark Roberts, Australian Football League player
* Mary Roberts, one of several people including
**Mary Roberts, professional female bodybuilder
* Matana Roberts, American jazz saxophonist
* Matt Roberts, American guitarist
* Michael Roberts, one of several people including
**Michael Roberts (1902-1948), English poet, writer, critic and broadcaster
**Michael Roberts, (1908-1997), English historian
**Michael Roberts, (1959-), Australian rules] footballer
* Michelle Roberts, Australian politician
* Mike Roberts, American sports broadcaster
* Monty Roberts, horse trainer
* Morganna Roberts, American baseball personality Morganna

N

* Nash Roberts, American meteorologist
* Neil Roberts, Australian rules footballer
* Dr. Neil Roberts, fictional character from "The O. C."
* Nicola Roberts, English pop singer, member of Girls Aloud
* Nickla Roberts, American wrestling valet
* Niniwa Roberts, New Zealand field hockey player
* Nora Roberts, American romantic novelist

O

* Ollie P. Roberts, who claimed to be Billy the Kid
* Oral Roberts, American evangelist
* Oran M. Roberts, (1879-1883), governor of Texas
* Owen Josephus Roberts (1875–1955), Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

P

* Paddy Roberts, Canadian politician
* Paddy Roberts (songwriter), South African-British songwriter
* Pat Roberts, American politician
* Patricia Roberts, American politician Patricia Roberts Harris
* Paul Craig Roberts, American journalist
* Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
* Pennant Roberts, British television director
* Pernell Roberts, American actor
* Peter Scawen Watkinson Roberts, British Army officer

R

* Rachel Roberts, one of several people including
**Rachel Roberts (British actress)
**Rachel Roberts (Canadian actress)
*Ralph Roberts, one of several people including
**Ralph J. Roberts, co-founder of Comcast Communications
**Ralph J. Roberts, American geologist
**Ralph R Roberts a car designer who worked for the Chrysler Corporation
**Ralph R Roberts, a 20th century US politician
* Rhydian Roberts (born 1983), Welsh singer
* Richard Roberts, one of several people including
**Richard Roberts (engineer) (1789–1864), British engineer
**Richard J. Roberts (born 1943), British biochemist
**Richard Roberts (evangelist), American
* Rick Roberts, one of several people including
**Rick Roberts (hockey player), Canadian field hockey player
**Rick Roberts (actor), Canadian actor
**Rick Roberts (musician), American rock musician.
* Robert Roberts (1780-1860), abolitionist, author of "The House Servant's Directory"
* Robert Richford Roberts, American Methodist bishop
* Rev. Lord Roger Roberts, Baron Roberts of Llandudno, British Liberal Democrat Peer
* Robin Roberts, one of several people including
**Robin Roberts, baseball player.
**Robin Roberts, ABC Good Morning America anchor and former ESPN anchor
* Roger Roberts, Baron Roberts of Llandudno, British politician
* Roy Roberts, one of several people including
**Roy Roberts, American character actor
**Roy 'Hog' Roberts, controversial inmate executed in Missouri
**Roy Roberts, North Carolina blues artist.
* Russell Roberts, British comedian Russ Abbot
* Ryan Roberts, Graphic Designer (South Africa) Ryan Roberts

* Sailor Roberts, American poker player
* Sam Roberts, Canadian rock musician
* Samuel B. Roberts, US Navy coxswain
* Sandy Roberts, Australian sports broadcaster
* Scott W. Roberts, American popularizer of astronomy
* Sebastian Roberts, British teacher
* Seth Jane Roberts, American psychic
* Sheldon Roberts, American semiconductor pioneer
* Stan Roberts, Canadian politician
* Steve Roberts, British comics artist
* Steven V. Roberts, American journalist
* Stuart Roberts, New Zealand cricketer
* Summer Roberts, fictional character from "The O. C."

T

* Tanya Roberts, American actress
* Tawny Roberts, American porn actress
* Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine
* Terry Roberts, Australian politician
* Thomas Roberts, one of several people including
** Thomas Roberts (news anchor), American news anchor
** Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts, fictional character, companion of Doc Savage
* Tom Roberts (1856–1931), Australian artist
* Tom Roberts (Ohio politician)
* Tony Roberts (actor)
* Tony Roberts (footballer)
* Troy Roberts, American soccer player
* Joe Roberts, Irish Cricketer

V

* Veronica Roberts, British actress

W

* Wayne Roberts, Canadian journalist
* Wilfrid Roberts, British politician
* Will Roberts, Welsh painter
* William Roberts, one of several people including
**William Roberts (painter), a vorticist painter of the early 20th century.
**William Roberts (physician), was the first to discover, in 1874 that certain molds prevented bacterial growth.
**William Roberts (screenwriter)
**William Roberts (athlete), a British athlete, gold medal in 4x100m relay at the 1936 Olympics.
**William Roberts (Veteran), a British veteran of the First World War
**William Roberts (Alberta politician), Alberta (Canada) Politician, NDP MLA
**William R. Roberts, American politician
*Winifred Roberts, British painter Winifred Nicholson

X

* Xavier Roberts, American creator of Cabbage Patch Dolls

Z

*Zizi Roberts (born 1979), Liberian soccer player

ee also

*Roberts
*Robert
*Earl Roberts
*"Bob Roberts", film
*"Mister Roberts", play and film
*Barbara Millicent Roberts, the doll Barbie
*Krissy Roberts, doll
*Skipper Roberts, doll
*Stacie Roberts, doll
*Tutti and Todd Roberts, dolls
*Robarts
*Robartes
*Robards
*Robert (surname)
*Roberto
*Robertson

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