Robinson Family History
Robinson Name Meaning
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. French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin . 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: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022