The Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Robbey. It is derived from the personal name Robert,
which is composed of the elements hrod,
meaning famous, and berht,
Early Origins of the Robbey family
The surname Robbey 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. 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)
Early History of the Robbey family
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Robbey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Robbey has been spelled Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.
Early Notables of the Robbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robbey family to Ireland
Some of the Robbey 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.
Migration of the Robbey family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. 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.