When Robert Edward Roberts was born on 21 January 1856, in Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Robert Roberts, was 33 and his mother, Mary Richards, was 34. He married Emma Swan about 1878. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 22 March 1935, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79.
English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.