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The chronicles of the Robbe family indicate that the name was first used by the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Robbe is derived from the personal name Robert, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.

Robbe Early Origins



The surname Robbe 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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Robbe Spelling Variations


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Robbe Spelling Variations



The many 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 Robbe has been spelled Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.

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Robbe Early History


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Robbe Early History



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

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Robbe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robbe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Robbe In Ireland


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Robbe In Ireland



Some of the Robbe 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. 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:

Robbe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Robbe, who arrived in New England in 1726

Robbe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernd Jos Robbe, who arrived in America in 1814-1820
  • Herm Heinr Robbe, who landed in America in 1848
  • Hen Robbe, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • William Robbe, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • George Robbe, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robbe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robbe (post 1700)



  • Charles A. Robbe (d. 1900), American politician, Mayor of Augusta, Georgia, 1899-1900

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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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Robbe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robbe 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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