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Origin and popularity of the name ROBINSON


Robinson : 1: English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Robin a pet form of Robert + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans.2: French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin.3: West Indian (including Haiti) and Guyanese: most likely not (only) of English or French origin as in 1 above and 2 above but also if not mostly from the related name of the famous Daniel Defoe's literary character Robinson Crusoe (from a novel first published in 1719).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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