The ancient name Robby was first used by the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the personal name Robert,
which is composed of the elements hrod,
meaning famous, and berht,
Early Origins of the Robby family
The surname Robby 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 Robby family
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Robby Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Robby has been spelled Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.
Early Notables of the Robby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robby family to Ireland
Some of the Robby family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Robby family to the New World and Oceana
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence
caused those who remained loyal to England
to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan
societies. 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Robby (post 1700)
- Robby Müller (1940-2018), Dutch cinematographer best known for his collaborations with film director Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch
- Robby J. Albarado (b. 1973), American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey who has had 4,411 career wins, winner of the 2004 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award
- Robby McGehee (b. 1973), American Indy Racing League driver
- Robby Krieger (b. 1946), American rock and roll guitarist, who played with "The Doors"
- Robby Hightower, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html