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The Strathclyde Briton clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Robe. It is derived from the personal name Robert,
which is composed of the elements hrod,
meaning famous, and berht,
Early Origins of the Robe family
The surname Robe 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 Robe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robe research.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1551, 1554 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Robe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Robe Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations
in a single document. Robe has been spelled Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.
Early Notables of the Robe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robe family to Ireland
Some of the Robe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Robe family to the New World and Oceana
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:
Robe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Robe, who landed in Georgia in 1742 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Robe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Robe, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"