Show ContentsRobbin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Robbin family

The surname Robbin was first found in Brittany.

Early History of the Robbin family

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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.

Early Notables of the Robbin family (pre 1700)

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United States Robbin migration to the United States +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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, who landed in New York, NY in 1842 [1]
  • Jane Robbin, aged 36, who arrived in New York, NY in 1842 [1]
  • John Robbin, aged 39, who landed in New York, NY in 1842 [1]
  • William Robbin, aged 9, who arrived in New York, NY in 1842 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Robbin (post 1700) +

  • Martin Robbin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield, 1833 [2]
  • Robbin Harms (b. 1981), Danish motorcycle racer
  • Robbin Thompson (1949-2015), American singer-songwriter, member of Steel Mill, an early Bruce Springsteen band
  • Robbin Ruiter (b. 1987), Dutch footballer
  • Robbin J Stuckert, American lawyer in Kane County, Illinois

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.

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook