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The name Robbin has a rich and ancient history that is specifically connected to the northwestern region of Brittany. It is a French name that was originally derived from the Germanic name Robert, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.

Robbin Early Origins



The surname Robbin was first found in Brittany.

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Robbin Spelling Variations


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Robbin Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Robin, Robbin, Robine, Robbine, Robbyn, Robins and many more.

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Robbin Early History


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Robbin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robbin research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Robbin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robbin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robbin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Robbin Notables 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Robbin has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Robbin were

Robbin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Robbin, aged 13, landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • Jane Robbin, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1842
  • John Robbin, aged 39, landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • William Robbin, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robbin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robbin (post 1700)



  • Martin Robbin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield, 1833

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Suggested Readings for the name Robbin


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Suggested Readings for the name Robbin



  • The Hardys of Louisiana and their Ancestors By Grace L. Hardy.
  • The Robbins Family of Scott County, Tennessee by Robert Lee Bailey.

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Robbin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Robbin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robbin 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 16:03.

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