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The age-old Scottish surname Robin was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Robin family lived in Peeblesshire. The Robin surname was also a patronymic name created from the personal name Robin, a pet form of Robert.

Robin Early Origins



The surname Robin was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Robin Spelling Variations


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Robin Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Robin has been spelled Robbins, Robbyns, Robens, Robins, Robin and others.

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Robin Early History


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Robin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robin research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Robin Notables 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Robin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Robin, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Nicholas Robin, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Charles Robin, aged 24, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean Robin, aged 17, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Robin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Robin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Guillaume Robin from Brittany settled in Cape St. George
  • Joaquin Robin, aged 47, landed in New Orleans, La in 1851
  • Sam Robin, who landed in Mississippi in 1895

Robin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Robin, aged 35, arrived in Canada in 1642
  • Etienne Robin, aged 20, arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Francois Robin, who landed in Canada in 1688
  • Francois Robin arrived in Quebec in 1694 from Brittany

Robin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Louis Robin arrived in Quebec in 1735 from Maine
  • Jean Robin arrived in Quebec from Berry in 1738
  • Hubert Robin arrived in Quebec in 1740 from Ile-de-France
  • Pierre Robin who arrived in Quebec from Aunis on the west coast of France near Bordeaux in 1744
  • Pierre Robin arrived in Quebec in 1747 from Guyenne
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elisha Robin, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • Amelia Robin, aged 18, a dressmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Jane Robin, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"

Robin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Robin, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Mary A. Robin, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robin (post 1700)



  • Leo Robin (1900-1984), American composer, lyricist and songwriter
  • Adolph Robin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936
  • Antoine Joseph Robin, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Mado Robin (1918-1960), French coloratura singer

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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: Vivit post funera virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue lives after death


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Robin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Robin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robin 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.

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