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The surname Roebuck is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who because of their physical characteristics were referred to as roebuck. In this case roebuck was associated with the qualities of purity and fleetness, qualities the original bearer possessed.

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The surname Roebuck was first found in Kent 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roebuck, Robuck and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roebuck research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roebuck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roebuck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Roebuck, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Roebuck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jarvis Roebuck, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

Roebuck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wood Roebuck, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Benjamin Disney Roebuck, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1808
  • John, John Wood, Nathan, William, William Roebuck all arrived in Philadelphia between 1805 and 1876

Roebuck Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Luke Roebuck U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 234 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA

Roebuck Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Roebuck, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • John Roebuck, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Ellen Roebuck, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Roebuck Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Roebuck, aged 35, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Roebuck, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Roebuck, aged 14, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • George Palmer Roebuck, aged 10, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Roebuck, aged 3, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
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  • Edward Jack Roebuck (b. 1931), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Daniel Randall Roebuck (b. 1963), American television and movie actor, writer and producer
  • Alvah Curtis Roebuck (1864-1948), American businessman who co-founded the Sears-Roebuck company in 1893
  • Arthur Wentworth Roebuck QC (1878-1971), Canadian politician and labour lawyer
  • Marty Roebuck (b. 1965), Australian former rugby union footballer
  • John Arthur Roebuck (1802-1879), British politician
  • John Roebuck (1718-1794), English physician, chemist, and inventor
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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