Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name MacRobb. It is derived from the personal name Robert, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.
Early Origins of the MacRobb family
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the MacRobb family
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MacRobb Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years MacRobb has been spelled Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.
Early Notables of the MacRobb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacRobb family to Ireland
Some of the MacRobb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacRobb family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: Alexander Robb arrived in New York State in 1804; James Robb arrived in South Carolina in 1716; Thomas Robb settled in Virginia in 1635; Alexander, James, John, Michael, Thomas and William Robb all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.
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