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In the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Robbay. 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 Robbay family


The surname Robbay 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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Early History of the Robbay family

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Early History of the Robbay family


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Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1551, 1554 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Robbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robbay Spelling Variations

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Robbay Spelling Variations


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. Robbay has been spelled Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.

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Early Notables of the Robbay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Robbay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Robbay family to Ireland

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Migration of the Robbay family to Ireland


Some of the Robbay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Robbay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Robbay family to the New World and Oceana


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: 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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  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)

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