The Robbynsum family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name Robin,
which was the diminutive of the personal name
surnames arose out of the vernacular
given name traditions.
Early Origins of the Robbynsum family
The surname Robbynsum was first found in 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]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
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]
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 Robbynsum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robbynsum research.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 Robbynsum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Robbynsum Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Robbynsum include Robinson, Robenson, Robbison, Robbinson, McRobin and others.
Early Notables of the Robbynsum family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Robinson (1576-1625), known as the "Pilgrim Pastor," who was the first pastor and inspiration to the church of the Pilgrim Fathers; Luke Robinson (c 1610-1669), of Riseborough, an English Member of Parliament and of the Council of State during the Commonwealth period; Ralph Robinson... Another 84 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robbynsum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Robbynsum family to Ireland
Some of the Robbynsum family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Robbynsum family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Robbynsum were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Robinson, who immigrated to Virginia in 1606; Isaac and Bridget Robinson, who arrived in Plymouth in 1629; Alister, Charles, James, and Daniel Robinson, who all settled in Boston in 1651.