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The ancient name McRobbie was first used by the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name is derived from the personal name Robert, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.

McRobbie Early Origins



The surname McRobbie was first found in Stirlingshire, but we must look to Aberdeen to find one of the more interesting entries, that of Beatriux and Issobell Robie (Robye) who were listed as witches in 1597 which was not that unusual of the religious conflicts of that time. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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McRobbie Spelling Variations


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McRobbie Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. McRobbie has appeared as Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.

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McRobbie Early History


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McRobbie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McRobbie research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1551, 1554 and 1646 are included under the topic Early McRobbie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McRobbie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McRobbie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McRobbie In Ireland


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McRobbie In Ireland



Some of the McRobbie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

McRobbie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. McRobbie, aged 22, who landed in America from Aberdeen, in 1893

McRobbie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William McRobbie, aged 24, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1907
  • Charles McRobbie, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1907
  • Francis McRobbie, aged 23, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1907
  • Alexander McRobbie, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910
  • James McRobbie, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Dumbarton, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McRobbie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McRobbie (post 1700)



  • Michael McRobbie (b. 1950), American educator, the eighteenth president of Indiana University
  • Peter McRobbie (b. 1943), Scottish-born, American character actor who has appeared in more than 60 movies and television series
  • David McRobbie (b. 1934), Scottish-born, Australian writer of television, radio and children's literature from Glasgow
  • Angela McRobbie (b. 1951), British cultural theorist, feminist and commentator

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. 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).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

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