Robinson Family History

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Robinson Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin.

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

Similar surnames: Robison, Rubinson, Robson, Robins, Rolison, Robertson, Adkinson

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Robinson Family Origin

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Robinson Family Occupations

What did your Robinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Robinson family was Farm Laborer. The most common Robinson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Robinson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Robinson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Robinson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Robinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robinson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Robinson. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Robinson. For the veterans among your Robinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Robinson Life Expectancy

What is the average Robinson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Robinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Robinson in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Robinson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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