The surname ‘Robison’ originates from England, and France. It is a patronymic of the name ‘Robin’, derived from the medieval given name ‘Robin’, a diminutive of the personal name ‘Robert’ which was found occasionally in England before the Conquest, but in the main it was introduced to England by the Norman’s and quickly became popular among all classes of society, from the short form ‘Rob’, and the hypocoristic suffix ‘-in’. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Robison’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the fourteenth century were a ‘Thomas Robyson’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on Poll Tax records in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘William Robinson’, from England, He emigrated with his wife and four children to North America in 1775, aged forty-two, sailing from the Port of Hull aboard the ship named the ‘jenny’ on the third of April, arriving in Ha…
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