The ancient Scottish name Robbertoom was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Lanarkshire.
Early Origins of the Robbertoom family
The surname Robbertoom was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat
in Roberton from very ancient times. The name was given by Robert, brother of Lambin, about the year 1220, often confused with Robertson, this name appears to be as old as if not older than the Robertsons of Struan.
Early History of the Robbertoom family
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Robbertoom 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 Robbertoom has been spelled Roberton, Robertoun, Robertown and others.
Early Notables of the Robbertoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robbertoom 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: John Roberton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1829.