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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Robertshaw is the personal name Robert. Known as the Clan Donnachaidh, the family's origins are very distinguished, as the senior branch of the line were the hereditary abbots of Dunkeld, who traced their descent from Iona. In addition, Abbot Duncan of Dunkeld, the Robertson progenitor, was killed in battle in 964, as he led the warriors, bearing, a reliquary of St. Columba. His grandson, Abbot Crinan of Dunkeld, married the Kings daughter and then fathered King Duncan I of Scotland who was killed by MacBeth (of Shakespearean fame). Crinan is buried at the Isle of lona, burial place of Scotland's early Kings.

Robertshaw Early Origins



The surname Robertshaw was first found in Atholl. King Duncan's younger son, Maelmore, sired Madadh, Earl of Atholl, and his grandson, Earl Henry, was father to Conan who held vast territories in this area. Conan of Glenerochie was the first Chief of the Robertsons and gave his name to the Clan Connchaidh or Duncan. His successor, Duncan, the 5th Chief, led the Clan in the army of King Bruce at Bannockburn in 1314 against the English. For this service, and his subsequent staunch support of the Scottish Crown, his grandson Robert of Struan was granted the lands and barony in 1451.

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Robertshaw Spelling Variations


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Robertshaw Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Robertshaw include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Robertson, MacConachie, Maconachie, MacConaghy, MacConchie, MacConckey, MacConkey, MacDonnachie, MacDonachie, MacDunnachie, MacInroy, MacLagan, Mac Raibeirt (Gaelic) and many more.

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Robertshaw Early History


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Robertshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robertshaw research. Another 805 words (58 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1587, 1703, 1715, 1723, 1727, 1745, 1749, 1784, 1746, 1668 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Robertshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robertshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robertshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robertshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robertshaw In Ireland


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Robertshaw In Ireland



Some of the Robertshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Robertshaw, or a variant listed above:

Robertshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Robertshaw settled in Mississippi in 1888
  • James Robertshaw, who landed in Mississippi in 1888

Robertshaw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Robertshaw arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Mary Robertshaw arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Anne Robertshaw arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • George M. Robertshaw arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Frank E. Robertshaw arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robertshaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robertshaw (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant General Louis Bentham Robertshaw (1912-2003), American Marine aviator in WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War
  • Andrew Robertshaw, English military historian, curator, author and educator
  • Jeff Robertshaw (b. 1983), Canadian football defensive end
  • Rawson Robertshaw (1861-1920), British rugby union footballer
  • Jerrold Robertshaw (1866-1941), British film actor of the silent era

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutis gloria merces
Motto Translation: Glory is the reward of valour.


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Robertshaw Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Robertshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robertshaw Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2014 at 09:22.

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