Scottish history reveals Robertom was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in Lanarkshire.
Early Origins of the Robertom family
The surname Robertom was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat
in Roberton from very ancient times. The name was given by Robert, brother of Lambin, about the year 1220, often confused with Robertson, this name appears to be as old as if not older than the Robertsons of Struan.
Early History of the Robertom family
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Robertom Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Robertom has been spelled Roberton, Robertoun, Robertown and others.
Early Notables of the Robertom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robertom family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: John Roberton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1829.