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The ancient Strathclyde Briton name Roby is derived from the personal name Robert, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.

Roby Early Origins



The surname Roby was first found in Stirlingshire, but we must look to Aberdeen to find one of the more interesting entries, that of Beatriux and Issobell Robie (Robye) who were listed as witches in 1597 which was not that unusual of the religious conflicts of that time. [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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Roby Spelling Variations


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Roby Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Roby has been spelled Robb, Robbie, Roby, Robe, MacRobbie, MacRobb and others.

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Roby Early History


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Roby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roby research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1551, 1554 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Roby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Roby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roby In Ireland


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Roby In Ireland



Some of the Roby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Roby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Roby, who settled in New England in 1630
  • Henry and Catherine Roby, who settled in Boston in 1637
  • Henry Roby, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1639 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Roby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Roby, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Roby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Roby, aged 47, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • E M Roby, aged 27, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • Mary Roby, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1897

Roby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Roby, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Marguerite Roby, aged 38, who settled in America from Warlington, England, in 1908
  • Willard Roby, aged 65, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Alice Roby, aged 34, who landed in America from Ashton on Tyre, England, in 1912
  • Eliza Roby, aged 49, who landed in America from Wyan, England, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roby (post 1700)



  • Erica Roby, American actress
  • Richard Roby (b. 1985), American professional basketball player
  • Victor Mills "Vic" Roby Jr. (1917-2011), American radio and television announcer, voice-over artist and public affairs show host
  • Douglas Fergusson Roby (1898-1992), American athlete and Olympics official
  • Courtney Eugene Roby (b. 1983), American football wide receiver
  • Martha Dubina Roby (b. 1976), the U.S. Representative for Alabama
  • Reginald Henry "Reggie" Roby (1961-2005), American college and professional football player
  • Clara Roby, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1960
  • Charles W. Roby, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Portland, Oregon, 1885-89
  • Charles A. Roby, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 19th District, 1907-08
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Roby


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Suggested Readings for the name Roby



  • A Genealogical History of the Robie Family in England and America by Eva Barbara Robie Schwarting.
  • Meshack Turner III, hi Wife, Sarah Robey Tucker bu Lucille R. Maddox.

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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. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  7. 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).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Roby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roby 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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