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Origin and popularity of the name ROBERTSON


Robertson : 1: Scottish and English: patronymic from the Middle English Norman French and Older Scots personal name Robert + -son. 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).2: Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Robertsson: patronymic from the personal name Robert.3: Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Robertsen a cognate of 1 above.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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