14. Historians Have Identified Several Medieval Outlaws Named Robin Hood
Hood was a common surname in Medieval England, and Robin, a variation of the name Robert or Rupert, was also very popular. As such, historians who have searched for any authenticity to the Robin Hood legends have identified several people who, based on the little that can be found about them, may fit the description of Robin Hood. The Robin Hoods in question range from yeomen to disgraced earls, but making an exact fit, for the time being, seems impossible.