The name Robbertomb was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Robbertomb to use this name no doubt lived in Lanarkshire.
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of
in Roberton from very ancient times. The name was given by Robert, brother of Lambin, about the year 1220, often confused with Robertson, this name appears to be as old as if not older than the Robertsons of Struan.
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Scribes in Medieval Scotland
spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations
exist in names of that era. Robbertomb has been spelled Roberton, Robertoun, Robertown and others.
The number of Strathclyde Clan
families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence
allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: John Roberton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1829.