What's in a name - R

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Last name Literal meaning Explanation
Rebroff Rib's Actually, Rebrov, though that final v, in Russian, does sound about halfway between v and f. Double f I find an exaggeration.
Renata, Renato reborn  
René reborn  
Rosenbaum rosetree (German)
Rosenfeld rose field (German)
Rosenthal rose valley (German)
Rotschild Red shield  
Rubinstein ruby stone (German)