Robinson Family Crest

Robinson family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Robinson family crest

Or (Gold) - represents the generous nature of the Robinson family since the early and middle ages.

Vert (green) - symbolizes family members loyalty in love and hope for the future

Argent (silver) - symbolizes the sincerity and peacefulness of the Robinsons.



 Meaning of the symbols on the Robinson family crest 

The three trefoil symbols - represents eternity and ever-lasting qualities. A symbol with connections to ancient Ireland.

The three stags - symbolizes people of a peaceful and harmonious nature. Those who will not fight unless provoked.


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Origins of the Robinson family name

The Robinson family name is thought to come originally from the personal name 'Robin' which was popular in England in medieval times and the middle ages.

The name is a literal version of 'Robin's son', used for those with a father by the name of Robin.

The name Robin is a form of the name 'Robert', which means 'bright fame'. The first recorded use of the Robinson surname is thought to be during the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe.


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Summary of the Robinson family and the Robinson family crest

  • The Robinson family name was first used in England during the medieval period.
  • This unique but popular family name is derived from the old English first name 'Robin', meaning "bright" or "shining".
  • The 12th century saw the first use of the name in England.
  • Records suggest that the name was originally of French Norman descent, and their first recorded ancestor is Richard Du Robin, who was born in 1066 and migrated to England.
  • The earliest Robinson settlers in England were found in an area called Durham, in the northern part of the country.
  • By the mid part of the 14th century, the family had spread to other parts of England, including Yorkshire.
  • Some family members within the Robinsons were early settlers in the founding years of the United States of America.
  • The first family members arrived on the shores of Eastern USA in the early 1600s.
  • The Robinson name is also commonly found in Scotland and on the island of Ireland and was also popular in these regions from early times.