The surname Robertoun was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons
. It was a name for someone who lived in Lanarkshire.
Early Origins of the Robertoun family
The surname Robertoun 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 Robertoun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robertoun research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1329, 1390, 1408, 1487, 1600, 1672, 1590 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Robertoun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Robertoun Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland
. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations
are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Robertoun has been spelled Roberton, Robertoun, Robertown and others.
Early Notables of the Robertoun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robertoun family to the New World and Oceana
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: John Roberton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1829.