Roblin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Roblin. The earliest hereditary surnames in France were either patronymic surnames, derived from the father's given name, or metronymic names, derived from the mother's given name. Roblin is derived from the Old French personal name Robert, which is composed of the Germanic elements "hrod," meaning "bright," and "berht," meaning "bright," or "famous."
Early Origins of the Roblin family
The surname Roblin was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this renowned family has held a family seat since the Middle Ages.
The earliest and only member recorded from this family in Bourgogne was Lancelot Le Robert, Lord of la Tour de Pancy and part of Annoux, who became the Secretary of the Duke of Bourgogne, and successively owned Pontailler-sur-Saône, and the Lordships of Montréal and Châtel-Girard in 1445. He was assassinated by his wife. His descendants were recorded as possessors of the Lordship of Pancy in the seventeenth century.
Other notable descendants under this name were: Hubert (1733-1808), landscape painter; François (1737-1819), who was the King's Geographer and a politician; Pierre-François-Joseph (1763-1826), who was a member of the National Convention; Louis-Léopold (1794-1835), who was a talented Swiss painter; Louis-Benoît and Simon, who were Generals and were both honoured as Barons of the Empire in 1811.
Mathurin Robert, born in 1665, son of Pierre and Julienne (née Guilmette), travelled from Brittany (French: Bretagne) to Canada in the 17th century. After settling in Quebec he married Elizabeth Marcot, daughter of Nicolas and Martine (née Taurey), at Pointe-aux-Trembles on 30th July 1691. 
Early History of the Roblin family
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Roblin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Robert, Robers, Robart, Roberte, Robertes, Robarte, Robartes, Robarts, Roberrt, Roberrs, Roberre, Robèrre, Robarres, Robarrs, Robarre, le Robert, le Robers, de Robert, de Robers and many more.
Early Notables of the Roblin family (pre 1700)
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Roblin migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roblin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Luisa Roblin, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 
Roblin migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roblin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Marie Roblin, who arrived in Quebec in 1665
Roblin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Roblin U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
- Mr. Philip Roblin U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
- Mr. Philip Roblin Sr., U.E. (b. 1750) born in Orange County, New York, USA from Orange County, New York, USA who settled in Adolphus Town [Adolphustown], Ontario c. 1784 he enlisted in 1783 serving in the New York Barrack Masters Department, married twice having 16 children, he died in 1788 
- Mr. Stephen Roblin U.E. who settled in Sophiasburgh & Ameliasburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 he served in Major Wards Block-house 
- Mr. Philip Roblin Jr., U.E. (b. 1772) born in Orange County, New York, USA from Orange County, New York, USA who settled in Adolphus Town [Adolphustown], Ontario c. 1786 married to Prudence Platt having 10 children, he died in 1848 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Roblin (post 1700) +
- Sir Rodmond Palen Roblin KCMG (1853-1937), Canadian businessman and politician in Manitoba, born in Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward County, Canada West, he rose to become the 9th Premier of Manitoba (1900-1915)
- John Roblin UE (1774-1813), American-born, United Empire Loyalist who became a farmer and politician in Upper Canada, progenitor of the family in Canada
- John Philip Roblin (1799-1874), Canadian farmer and politician from Sophiasburgh Township in Upper Canada and Canada West
- Dufferin "Duff" Roblin PC CC OM (1917-2010), Canadian businessman and politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (1958-1967), Senator for Red River, Manitoba (1978-1992)
- David Roblin (1812-1863), Canadian lumber merchant and politician from Adolphustown Township who represented Lennox and Addington in the 5th and 6th Parliament of the Province of Canada, son of John Roblin
Related Stories +
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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