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Where did the Scottish Robyn family come from? What is the Scottish Robyn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Robyn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Robyn family history?Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Robyn were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in Peeblesshire. The Robyn surname was also a patronymic name created from the personal name Robin, a pet form of Robert.
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Robyn has appeared as Robbins, Robbyns, Robens, Robins, Robin and others.
First found in Peeblesshire, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
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As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:
Robyn Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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: Vivit post funera virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue lives after death
The Robyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robyn 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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