The Robbery surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of various places so named: for example, Rubery in Herefordshire
. The place names come from the Old English "ruh," meaning "rough," or "overgrown," and "beorg," or "hill."
Early Origins of the Robbery family
The surname Robbery was first found in Devon
at Roborough, a village in the South Hams, that dates back to at least the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Raweberge and literally meant "rough hill," having been derived from the Old English ruh + beorg CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At the time of the Domesday Book
, Roborough, was held by a steward of the Bishop Coutances and was part of the Roborough hundred
. It held enough land for 14 ploughs and had 3 borders with 8 ploughs. It also had 16 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 20 acres of woodland. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Roborough, Torridge is a small village in North Devon
. Roborough Castle is an Iron Age enclosure or hill fort situated close to Lynton.
Early History of the Robbery family
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Robbery Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Roborough, Rowberry, Rowbrey, Robury, Rubery, Rubbery, Robbery, Robery, Ruberry, Rubra, Rowborrow, Rowbro and many more.
Early Notables of the Robbery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robbery family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..