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Robison Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Robson or else a shortened form of Robertson or Robinson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Robinson, Robson, Rolison, Dobson, Rubinson, Robeson, Robin, Hobson

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Where is the Robison family from?

You can see how Robison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Robison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Robison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 145 Robison families living in Northumberland. This was about 36% of all the recorded Robison's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Robison families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Robison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Robison ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Robison. 23% of Robison men worked as a General Labourer and 88% of Robison women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Robison were House Painter and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bank Clerk
  • Tailor
  • House Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 168,000 census records available for the last name Robison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Robison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Robison. For the veterans among your Robison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Robison lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Robison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Robison in 1946 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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