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The chronicles of the Robins family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in Peeblesshire. The Robins surname was also a patronymic name created from the personal name Robin, a pet form of Robert.

Robins Early Origins



The surname Robins was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), 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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Robins Spelling Variations


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Robins Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Robins has been spelled Robbins, Robbyns, Robens, Robins, Robin and others.

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Robins Early History


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Robins Early History



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

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Robins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robins Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Robins 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Robins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sampson Robins, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Lawrence Robins, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Grace Robins, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Elizabeth Robins, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • Joseph Robins, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Robins, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • James Robins, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764

Robins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nathaniel Robins, aged 60, landed in New York in 1812
  • Bridget Robins, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Cornielus Henry Robins, who landed in Arkansas in 1880
  • Edward A Robins, who arrived in Arkansas in 1880
  • Philip Robins, who landed in Virginia in 1884
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Robins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Mr. Robert Robins U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]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. Richard Robins U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]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
  • Ensign. John Robins U.E. (b. 1756) born in New Jersey, USA from Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Bedeque, Island of Saint John (Prince Edward Island) c. 1784 he served in the New Jersey Volunteers 1st Battalion and King's Rangers 1st Battalion, married to Mary Hooper having 6 children, he died in 1797 [1]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. Richard Robins U.E. (b. 1724) from Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Bedeque, Island of Saint John (Prince Edward Island) c. 1784 father of John Robins, he had 2 other children, he died in 1785 [1]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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Robins, who arrived in Canada in 1834

Robins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Robins, a plasterer, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Elizabeth Robins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Richard Robins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • Emma Robins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848
  • Anna Robins, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Robins arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Benjamin Robins, aged 17, a clerk, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Charles W. Robins, aged 15, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robins (post 1700)



  • Major-General Thomas Matthews Robins (1881-1965), American Deputy Chief of Engineers (1943-1945)
  • Charles Armington Robins (1884-1970), American physician and politician, the 22nd Governor of Idaho (1947-1951)
  • Oliver Robins (b. 1971), American writer, director and former child actor, best known for his role as Robbie Freeling in the 1982 movie Poltergeist
  • Thomas Ellis Robins KBE, DSO (1884-1962), 1st Baron Robins, American-born British businessman and public servant
  • Frank E. Robins Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956
  • Ezekiel Robins, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1797-99, 1800-03
  • Claude R. Robins, American politician, Mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1953-55
  • Charles Armington Robins (1884-1970), American Republican politician, Member of Idaho State Senate, 1938-44; Governor of Idaho, 1947-51; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1948
  • C. B. Robins, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 24th District, 1927-28
  • Albert C. Robins, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1900
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Robins Historic Events


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Robins Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. R Anthony C R Robins (b. 1917), English Sub-Lieutenant serving for the Royal Navy Reserve from Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Charles V Robins (b. 1919), English Yeoman of Signals serving for the Royal Navy from Battle, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Peter E Robins, British Leading Seaman Able Bodied, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. T. "Edward Kyle" Robins, English Able-Bodied Seaman, from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Alexander A. Robins (d. 1912), aged 50, English Third Class passenger from St Austell, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Mrs. Grace Charity Robins (d. 1912), (née Laury), aged 47, English Third Class passenger from St Austell, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
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The Robins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robins 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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