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Robin Family History

Robin Name Meaning

Scottish, English, French, and German: from the personal name Robin, a pet form of Robert, composed of the short form Rob + the hypocoristic suffix -in. Slovenian: unexplained. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rubin or Rabin.

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


Similar surnames: Rubin, Roblin, Rodin, Tobin, Rosin, Rabin, Rovin, Robino, Gobin

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Where is the Robin family from?

You can see how Robin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Robin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Robin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 15 Robin families living in Louisiana. This was about 58% of all the recorded Robin's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Robin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Robin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Robin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Robin. 13% of Robin men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Robin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Robin were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Robin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Robin. 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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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Robin. For the veterans among your Robin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Robin lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Robin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Robin in 1951 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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