from Northumberland and County Durham
|"This is an
English surname much associated with the north of the
country, and sometimes Scotland. Recorded in the
spellings of Robson, Robeson and Robison, they were,
according to Black's "Surnames of Scotland",
one of the famous four English clans of North Tyneside
(Northumberland) in the 16th century. In origin the name
is a short derivative of the pre 7th century Anglo-Saxon
personal name "Hrodbert" the modern Robert,
composed of three elements; hrod meaning renown, berht
bright or famous, and the patronymic son. In an early
register of the late medieval period known as the
"Dialogue" they were (quote) "good honest
men and true, saving a little shifting for their
living." The surname first appears in the Poll Tax
rolls of the county of Yorkshire in the year 1379, when
Richard Robson and Thomas Robyson are so recorded."
Death of Thomas Harris on generation 3, added 13 Aug 2012
Some marriage and death dates added to generations 3 and 4 on 26 Jul 2012
Information about possible forebears of William Robison on generation 1, and information about the different church denominations, added 13 Apr 2012
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