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What does your surname mean?

If you’re curious about your family history, doing a surname search is a great place to start. The origin of your last name can reveal a lot about your earliest ancestors’ birthplaces, occupations and more.

Surname of the week: Robinson

If you meet a Robinson, tell them…

Robinson is a derivative of Robert or Roberts, a Germanic name meaning ‘famous’. It first appeared in written form in Cambridgeshire in 1273.

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