What does the name Robinson mean?
The surname Robinson is a derivative of Robert or Roberts, a Germanic name meaning 'famous'. It first appeared in written form in Cambridgeshire in 1273. Celebrated Robinsons number legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, midtown singer Smokey Robinson, and Hollywood screen star Edward G Robinson.
The earliest occurrence of the Robinson surname in our family history documents is from 1433, and we currently have 5,253,657 records where Robinson appears.
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Typical jobs for Robinsons
Hard-working people, the Robinsons. 4938 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Robinsons lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Robinson in Yorkshire.
Robinsons’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Robinsons were angels, apparently. We found 5834 in criminal records.
Robinsons in World War I
According to the World War I records, 7411 Robinsons served in the First World War.