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

The earliest origins of the Robuck surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person who because of their physical characteristics were referred to as roebuck. In this case roebuck was associated with the qualities of purity and fleetness, qualities the original bearer possessed.

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It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Robuck are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Robuck include: Roebuck, Robuck and others.

First found in Kent where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robuck research. Another 235 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robuck History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Robuck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Robuck or a variant listed above:

Robuck Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • H. Robuck, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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The Robuck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robuck 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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