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Robertson Family History

Robertson Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert. This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce (1274–1329).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Robertson Families

  • Number of Robertson families
     948 - 1,893
     317 - 947
     1 - 316
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Robertson families
     1,278 - 2,553
     427 - 1,277
     1 - 426
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Robertson families
     4,407 - 8,812
     1,470 - 4,406
     1 - 1,469
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Robertson Family Origin

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Robertson Immigration Information

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Robertson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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