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Where did the Scottish Robertson family come from? What is the Scottish Robertson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Robertson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Robertson family history?

The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the Robertson family. Their name comes from the personal name Robert. Known as the Clan Donnachaidh, the family's origins are very distinguished, as the senior branch of the line were the hereditary abbots of Dunkeld, who traced their descent from Iona. In addition, Abbot Duncan of Dunkeld, the Robertson progenitor, was killed in battle in 964, as he led the warriors, bearing, a reliquary of St. Columba. His grandson, Abbot Crinan of Dunkeld, married the Kings daughter and then fathered King Duncan I of Scotland who was killed by MacBeth (of Shakespearean fame). Crinan is buried at the Isle of lona, burial place of Scotland's early Kings.

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Many spelling variations of Robertson have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Robertson, MacConachie, Maconachie, MacConaghy, MacConchie, MacConckey, MacConkey, MacDonnachie, MacDonachie, MacDunnachie, MacInroy, MacLagan, Mac Raibeirt (Gaelic) and many more.

First found in Atholl. King Duncan's younger son, Maelmore, sired Madadh, Earl of Atholl, and his grandson, Earl Henry, was father to Conan who held vast territories in this area. Conan of Glenerochie was the first Chief of the Robertsons and gave his name to the Clan Connchaidh or Duncan. His successor, Duncan, the 5th chief, led the Clan in the army of King Bruce at Bannockburn in 1314 against the English. For this service, and his subsequent staunch support of the Scottish Crown, his grandson Robert of Struan was granted the lands and barony in 1451.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robertson research. Another 805 words(58 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1587, 1703, 1715, 1723, 1727, 1745, 1749, 1784, 1746, 1668 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Robertson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robertson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Robertson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Robertson family emigrate to North America:

Robertson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Francis Robertson, who landed in Maryland in 1664
  • Anders Robertson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693

Robertson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Daniel Robertson, who settled in Virginia in 1716 along with Francis, Isabella, James, John, and Donald
  • Daniel Robertson, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • Archibald Robertson, who arrived in Virginia in 1746
  • Henry Robertson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774
  • Helen Robertson, aged 16, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Robertson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Andrew Robertson, who arrived in North Carolina in 1808
  • Gilbert Robertson, aged 50, landed in New York in 1812
  • Eleanor Robertson, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Catharine Robertson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Duncan Robertson, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1820


Robertson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Harriet L Robertson, who landed in Arkansas in 1903

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  • David Robertson (b. 1958), American conductor
  • Howard Percy Robertson (1903-1961), American mathematician and physicist
  • Jerry Robertson (1943-1996), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Oscar Robertson (b. 1938), American basketball player
  • Patricia Hilliard Robertson M.D. (1963-2001), American physician and former NASA astronaut
  • Lawson Robertson (1883-1951), American bronze medalist for high jump at the 1904 Olympic games
  • Douglas Moray Cooper Lamb Argyll Robertson (1837-1909), Scottish ophthalmologist and surgeon
  • George Croom Robertson (1842-1892), Scottish philosopher
  • Jeannie Robertson (1908-1975), Scottish American folk singer
  • Joseph Robertson (1810-1866), Scottish antiquary

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutis gloria merces
Motto Translation: Glory is the reward of valour.

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Robertson
Coleer, Coleier, Coleyar, Coleyear, Coleyer, Coliar, Colier, Colleer, Colliar, Collier, Collyar, Collyear, Collyer, Colyar, Colyear, Colyer, Conachy, Conaghie, Conckey, Conkey, Conky, Connachie, Connachy, Connaghie, Connaghy, Connaughey, Connaughy, Connochie, Conochie, Coolier, Coolyar, Coolyear, Coolyer, Coulier, Coulyar, Coulyear, Coulyer, Cowlier, Cowlyar, Cowlyear, Cowlyer, Cunnison, Dawbie, Dawby, Dishan, Dishand, Dishane, Dishant, Dishen, Dishend and more.

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  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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The Robertson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robertson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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