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Robbins Name Meaning

English: variant of Robin with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In some cases also an Americanized form (actually an adoption of the name in 1 above) of Jewish Rabinowitz .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Robins, Dobbins, Robbin, Hobbins, Cobbins, Rollins, Robin, Dobbin

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Where is the Robbins family from?

You can see how Robbins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Robbins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Robbins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 231 Robbins families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Robbins's in USA. New York had the highest population of Robbins families in 1840.
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What did your Robbins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Robbins. 15% of Robbins men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Robbins women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Robbins were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Robbins. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 79,000 military records available for the last name Robbins. For the veterans among your Robbins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Robbins lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Robbins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Robbins in 1940 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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