Origins Available: English, Irish
Anglo-Saxon surname Robbinson came from the baptismal name Robin, which was the diminutive of the personal name Robert. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions.
Early Origins of the Robbinson family
Yorkshire, where one of the first records of the name was John Richard Robunson who was on record in 1324 in the Court Rolls of the manor of Wakefield. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Roger Robynsoun; Roger Robyn-man (the servant of Robin); and Adam Robyn-man (the servant of Robin), 1370. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The surname is "distributed all over England, except in the south - west, where it is either absent or extremely rare. Its great home is in the northern half of the country, the numbers rapidly diminishing as we approach the south of England. Northamptonshire may be characterised as the most advanced stronghold of the Robinsons on their way to the metropolis." CITATION[CLOSE]
Further to the north in Scotland, early entries are rare, so one can presume the name migrated there at some point: "the tenement of John Robynson in Irvine is mentioned in 1426, and another John Robynsone was bailie of Glasgow in 1477. Andrew Robersoun witnessed the sale of a tenement in Arbroath in 1450. The name was common in Glasgow in the sixteenth century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Robbinson family
Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1576, 1625, 1610, 1669, 1614, 1655, 1615, 1680, 1660, 1667, 1662, 1629, 1689, 1660, 1668, 1717, 1705, 1708, 1645, 1712, 1670, 1700, 1670, 1684, 1686, 1700, 1701 and are included under the topic Early Robbinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Robbinson Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Robbinson has been recorded under many different variations, including Robinson, Robenson, Robbison, Robbinson, McRobin and others.
Early Notables of the Robbinson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robbinson family to Ireland
Some of the Robbinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Robbinson family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Robbinson or a variant listed above:
Robbinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Robbinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Robbinson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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