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The roots of the Robie family stretch back to the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands, who were the first to use this surname. It is derived from the personal name Robert, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.

Robie Early Origins



The surname Robie 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. [1]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)

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Robie Spelling Variations


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Robie Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Robie has been spelled Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.

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Robie Early History


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Robie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robie research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1551, 1554 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Robie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Robie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robie In Ireland


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Robie In Ireland



Some of the Robie 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Robie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Robie, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Maggie Robie, aged 21, who landed in America from Newton, in 1892
  • Edgar O Robie, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Hongkong, in 1898

Robie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lewis P. Robie, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1902
  • John W. Robie, aged 71, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Amy Robie, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Alice Robie, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1909
  • George Robie, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Robie U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Robie U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robie (post 1700)



  • Edward Dunham Robie (1831-1911), American naval engineer, inventor, and Union naval officer
  • Wendy Robie (b. 1953), American actress
  • Frederick Robie (1822-1912), American politician
  • Reuben Robie (1799-1872), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Carl Robie (1945-2011), American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist
  • John Robie, American musician and record producer
  • Inez B. Robie, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964
  • Howard T. Robie, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Voluntown, 1940
  • Horace G. Robie, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 5th District, 1916
  • George W. Robie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Robie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robie 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 6 April 2016 at 16:06.

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