× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017


Horrobin is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the name Rabin or Robin, which are pet forms of the personal name Robert. The name is preceded the Old English prefix har, which means gray. Hence, the surname Horrobin literally means gray Rabin or gray Robin.

Horrobin Early Origins



The surname Horrobin was first found in Lancashire, where the family held a family seat in early times.

Close

Horrobin Spelling Variations


Expand

Horrobin Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Horrobin has undergone many spelling variations, including Horrobin, Horrabin, Horobin, Horabin, Harrobin, Harrabin, Harobin, Harbin, Harbine, Harbyn, Harbynn, Horbyn and many more.

Close

Horrobin Early History


Expand

Horrobin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horrobin research. Another 328 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1596, 1612, 1618, 1633, 1696, 1783, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Horrobin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Horrobin Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Horrobin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Horrobin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Horrobin were among those contributors:

Horrobin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs W. C. Horrobin, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • John Horrobin, aged 50, who arrived in America from Paisley, England, in 1906
  • James Horrobin, aged 19, who arrived in America from England, in 1909
  • Ada Horrobin, aged 27, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1913
  • Nellie Horrobin, aged 16, who arrived in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Horrobin (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Horrobin (post 1700)



  • David Frederick Horrobin (1939-2003), English entrepreneur, medical researcher, author, editor and founder of the biotechnology company Scotia Holdings

Close

Horrobin Family Crest Products


Expand

Horrobin Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 25 September 2016 at 05:46.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest