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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Robson lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Robson comes from the personal name Robert. This name is composed of the old English elements hroth, which means fame, and berht, which means bright. Although this Clan had the early appearance of being English, the Robsons were one of the four principal Clans of the North Tyne area just south of the Scottish Border in the sixteenth century. Their progenitor was Robert, the second son of George Gunn, the Crowner of Scotland. The Gunn Clan territories were in northern Scotland and they were of Norse origin together with their overlords, the Sinclairs.

Robson Early Origins



The surname Robson was first found in Northumberland, where the name was quite distinct from both Robinson and Robertson, although in early records of the Clan the Robson name was frequently spelled Robison, literally Robi's son.

The name first appears soon after the death of George Gunn in the 15th century: Patrick Robson was recorded in 1436, Donald Robson in 1446 and Wyllie Robyson witnessed a feud in 1476. From this point the Clan flourished on both sides of the border, with the Chiefly branch on the Scottish side. It is not altogether surprising that with this Clan straddling the England- Scotland border a John and Edward Robison were charged with defrauding the king's customs in 1524. [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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Robson Spelling Variations


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Robson Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Robson has been spelled Robson, Robison, Robeson, Robisonn and others.

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Robson Early History


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Robson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robson research. Another 661 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1550, 1600, 1587, 1590, 1597, 1604, 1633, 1654, 1650, 1852, 1918 and are included under the topic Early Robson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robson In Ireland


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Robson In Ireland



Some of the Robson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Robson:

Robson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Robson, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • Anne Robson, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Robson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rowland Robson settled in Virginia in 1716
  • Rowland Robson, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • Robert Robson and Jane settled in Georgia with three children in 1775

Robson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gowen Robson, aged 19, landed in New York in 1812
  • Robert Robson, aged 17, landed in New York in 1812
  • Reuben Robson, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Margaret Robson, who arrived in New York in 1829
  • Isaac Robson, who arrived in New York in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Robson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Robson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Robson, who landed in Canada in 1816

Robson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Blakely Robson arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • Eliza Robson arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • Francken Robson arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • Mary Robson arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • Robert Moss Robson arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Robson, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Charles Hepburn Robson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Jeanette Maria Lucy Robson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Charles Hepburn Orlando Robson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Isabel Mary Robson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robson (post 1700)



  • Stuart Robson (1836-1903), American comedic stage actor
  • Euan Robson (b. 1954), Scottish Liberal Democrat
  • Barry Robson (b. 1978), Scottish footballer
  • Neil Maxwell Robson (1928-2013), Tasmanian Member of Parliament from 1976 to 1992
  • William Gordon Robson (1900-1981), President Otis Elevators-Canada Division 1955-1965
  • Henry Howey Robson VC (1894-1964), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Dame Flora Robson DBE (1902-1984), Oscar-nominated English actress, renowned as one of the great character players and one of Britain's theatrical grandes dames
  • Hugh Robson (1871-1945), Canadian politician and judge in Manitoba
  • Wayne Robson (b. 1946), Canadian actor, best known for playing the part of Mike Hamar, a thief on The Red Green Show
  • Wade Robson (b. 1982), Australian choreographer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Robson Historic Events


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Robson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. George Lisle Robson (1873-1914), English Third Class Passenger from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. S Robson, British Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Robson, "Jack" British Signalman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. James Robson, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. George Robson, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. John Robson, British Leading Seaman Able Bodied, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Ralph Stobart Robson (b. 1918), British Signalman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Kenneth Hamilton Stewart Robson, American 2nd Class passenger from Mount Vernon, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Miss Annie Robson, American 2nd Class passenger from Mount Vernon, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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: Justus esto et non metue
Motto Translation: Be just and fear not


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Robson Clan Badge


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Robson Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Robson
Rabson, Robbeson, Robbisonn, Roberson, Robeson, Robison, Robisonn, Robson and more.

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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

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