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Robin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , Scottish


The name Robin has a rich and ancient history that is specifically connected to the northwestern region of Brittany. It is a French name that was originally derived from the Germanic name Robert, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.


Early Origins of the Robin family


The surname Robin was first found in Brittany.

Early History of the Robin family


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Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Robin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Robin Spelling Variations


Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Robin, including Robin, Robbin, Robine, Robbine, Robbyn, Robins and many more.

Early Notables of the Robin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Robin family to the New World and Oceana


Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Robin were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Robin were

Robin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Robin, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nicholas Robin, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Robin, aged 24, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jean Robin, aged 17, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Robin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Robin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Guillaume Robin from Brittany settled in Cape St. George
  • Joaquin Robin, aged 47, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sam Robin, who landed in Mississippi in 1895 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Robin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mr. Pierre Robin, (b. 1607), aged 35, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 7th April 1642 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  • Etienne Robin, aged 20, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Jean Robin, son of Jean and Perette, married Jeanne Charreton, daughter of Claude and Madeleine, in Quebec on 10th October 1667 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Francois Robin, who landed in Canada in 1688
  • Francois Robin, who arrived in Quebec in 1694 from Brittany
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Robin, son of Louis and Marie, married Marie-Françoise Beauchamp, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Lachenaie, Quebec on 20th April 1729 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Étienne Robin, son of Jean and Marie-Claude, married Marie Charles, daughter of Clément and Marie, in Terrebonne, Quebec on 3rd November 1734 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis Robin, who arrived in Quebec in 1735 from Maine
  • Jean Robin, who arrived in Quebec from Berry in 1738
  • Jean Robin, son of Étienne and Marie, married Marie-Françoise Brouillet, daughter of Jean and Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 9th June 1738 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elisha Robin, aged 27, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  • Amelia Robin, aged 18, a dressmaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.
  • Jane Robin, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 21st August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Prowse 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamprowse1854.shtml

Robin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Robin, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Mary A. Robin, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Robin (post 1700)


  • Leo Robin (1900-1984), American composer, lyricist and songwriter
  • Adolph Robin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Robin (1943-2018), French gold and two-time silver medalist wrestler, active in the 1960s
  • Antoine Joseph Robin, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Antoine Robin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Mado Robin (1918-1960), French coloratura singer
  • Christopher Robin Parkinson (1941-2016), New Zealand broadcaster and co-founder of Radio Hauraki in 1966
  • Sir Patrick Robin Fearn KCMG (1934-2006), British diplomat, Ambassador to Cuba and Spain
  • N. Robin Crossby (1954-2008), English-born, Canadian creator of the Hârn fantasy setting and the HârnMaster role-playing game system
  • Charles Robin Britt (b. 1942), American former politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina (1983-1985)
  • Christopher Robin Elrington FRHistS FSA (1930-2009), English historian, best known for his work with the Victoria County History, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1964, and of the Royal Historical Society in 1969

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.
  6. ^ South Australian Register Monday 21st August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Prowse 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamprowse1854.shtml
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Antoine Robin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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