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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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