Robson Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Robson Name Meaning: An English surname meaning 'son of Rob' (Rob being a shortening version of Robert).

A patronymic surname which would usually be taken from the father's name 'Robert' or 'Rob', and given to the son, hence 'son of Rob'-Robson. Robert originates froma German name meaning 'bright' 'flame/fame'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Robson Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Robson family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 490
Agricultural Labourer 475
Independent 272
Farmer 201
Coal Miner 189
Labourer 156
Male Servant 152
Shoe Maker 76
Mason 69
Joiner 67
Blacksmith 61
Tailor 56
Dress Maker 45
Butcher 44
Grocer 41
Apprentice 36
Mariner 36
Gardener 35
Pitman 33
Independant 30
Servant 29
Lead Miner 26
Ag Labourer 26
Engineer 24
Publican 23

Robson Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Robson 100% 137,429
2 Robison 86% 3,595
3 Robeson 86% 1,474
4 Rabson 83% 552
5 Ribson 83% 444

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The surname Robson is the most popular version of all its varients

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