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Robson Family History

Robson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rob(be) (see Robb ) a pet form of Robert + -son.

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


Similar surnames: Hobson, Robeson, Dobson, Robison, Robin, Rosson, Rapson, Ronson

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Where is the Robson family from?

You can see how Robson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Robson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Robson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 7,867 Robson families living in Durham. This was about 39% of all the recorded Robson's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Robson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Robson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Robson 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 Robson. 9% of Robson men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Robson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Robson were Bricklayer 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
    9%
  • Farmer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 344,000 census records available for the last name Robson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robson 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Robson. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Robson. For the veterans among your Robson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Robson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Robson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Robson in 1943 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

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