Robson Family History

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Robson Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Rob, a short form of Robert.

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

Similar surnames: Hobson, Robeson, Dobson, Robison, Robin, Rosson, Rapson, Ronson

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Robson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Robson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Robson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Robson Family Origin

Where is the Robson family from?

Robson Family Occupations

What did your Robson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Robson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Robson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Robson family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Robson.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Robson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Robson Historical Records

What Robson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 344,000 census records available for the last name Robson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robson 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Robson. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Robson. For the veterans among your Robson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Robson Life Expectancy

What is the average Robson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Robson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Robson in 1943 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Robson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Robson 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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