Robinett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It is believed that the name Robineau was originally derived from the Old French word "robine", which was the word that was used for the communication channel of a salted fountain or barrel pond. This leads researchers to believe that the name Robineau was perhaps originally used as a nickname for a person that built fountains. [1]

Early Origins of the Robinett family

The surname Robinett was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of Plessix where they were members of the aristocracy in that region.

This name goes back to Robert Robinault, squire and Lord of Budorais, who lived in 1478. Jean Robinault, Lord of Mollière, had his coat of arms embroidered in the Armorial of 1696 in Rennes. Louis-Jean Robinault, abbot of Plessix and an official of the bishop of Saint-Malo, died in 1711.

This family maintained its nobility of ancient extraction on 9th November 1668. [2]

René Robineau, born in 1629, son of Pierre and Renée (née Maureau), settled in Canada in the 17th century. After his arrival in New France, René married Marie-Anne LeNeuf, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite (née Le Gardeur), in Quebec on 12th December 1699. [3]

Early History of the Robinett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robinett research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1655, 1700, 1735 and 1820 are included under the topic Early Robinett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Robinett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Robineu, Robinot, Robino, Robinet, Robinette, Robineault, Robineau, Robinault, Robinaud, Robinaut and many more.

Early Notables of the Robinett family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst this name at this time was Joseph Robineau (or Robinau) de Villebon (1655-1700), Quebec-born, French educated Governor of Acadia. He built the capital at Fort Nashwaak and was able to maintain the New England-Acadia...
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United States Robinett migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Robinett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Robinett, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684 [4]
Robinett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Calvin C Robinett, who landed in Texas in 1835 [4]
  • J Percy Robinett, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Jane B S. Robinett, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Robinett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. J. B. S. Robinett, aged 43, who immigrated to America, in 1903
  • Beilie A. Robinett, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Philadelphia, in 1905
  • Jane Buchey Smith Robinett, who immigrated to Philadelphia, in 1906
  • Orben M. Robinett, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1912
  • William Robinett, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1915

Australia Robinett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Robinett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Robinett, (b. 1809), aged 40, Cornish bricklayer from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Royal George" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 28th November 1849 [5]
  • Mrs. Catherine Robinett, (b. 1814), aged 35, Cornish settler from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Royal George" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 28th November 1849 [5]
  • Miss Elizabeth Robinett, (b. 1838), aged 11, Cornish settler from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Royal George" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 28th November 1849 [5]
  • Miss Hannah Robinett, (b. 1846), aged 3, Cornish settler from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Royal George" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 28th November 1849 [5]
  • Mr. Samuel Robinett, (b. 1848), aged 1, Cornish settler from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Royal George" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 28th November 1849 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Robinett (post 1700) +

  • Garland Robinett (b. 1943), American journalist in the New Orleans area
  • Joseph Warren Robinett Jr. (b. 1951), American designer of interactive computer graphics software
  • Stephen Allen Robinett (1941-2004), American writer of science fiction, mystery novels and short stories
  • William Henry Robinett (1898-1971), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State Senate, 1943-52 [6]
  • Sara Ruth Robinett, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1984 [6]
  • S. D. Robinett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1912 [6]
  • Paul M. Robinett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1948 [6]
  • O. L. Robinett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932 [6]
  • James Robinett, American politician, U.S. Consul in Buenos Aires, 1821 [6]
  • J. M. Robinett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1920 [6]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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