Robinson (name)


Robinson (name)

Family name
name = Robinson


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meaning = "son of Robin"
region = English-speaking countries
origin = England
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gender = Male
meaning = "son of Robin" (Robin, "bright fame")
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origin = England
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Robinson is an English language patronymic surname, meaning "son of Robin". There are similar surname spellings such as Robison and Robeson. According to the 1990 United States Census, "Robinson" was the twentieth most frequently encountered surname among those reported, accounting for 0.23% of the population. [United States Census Bureau (9 May 1995). . Retrieved on 2008-07-04.]

Robinson, the compound word, is a rare given name, while its derivative, Robin, has the distinction of being both a masculine and feminine given name.

Notable people with the name Robinson include:

Given name

* Robinson Canó (born 1982), Major League Baseball second baseman
* Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), American poet
* Robinsón Pitalúa (1964-1985), Colombian boxer

urname

* Abraham Robinson (1918–1974), German-American mathematician
* Andrew Robinson (born 1942), American actor
* Andy Robinson (born 1964), English rugby union coach and former player
* Angus Hargreaves Robinson (1907–1973), Australian grazier and ornithologist
* Arthur Robinson, a disambiguation page on which are listed several people known by this name from England, Australia, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago
* A. N. R. Robinson (born 1926), President (1997–2003) and Prime Minister (1986–1991) of Trinidad and Tobago
* Bill Robinson (1918-2007), American editor, author and sailor
* Blake William Robinson (b. 1993), American kid
* Charles M. Robinson III, American author and illustrator
* Charles Mulford Robinson (1869–1917), American city planner and journalist
* Charles W. Robinson (born 1919), American business person and entrepreneur
* Chris Robinson (born 1938), American film and television actor
* Claude E. Robinson (b. 1900), American pioneer in advertising and public opinion research
* Dante Robinson (b. 1980), American National Football League player
* David Robinson (born 1965), American basketball player
* Sir David Robinson (1904–1987), British philanthropist and entrepreneur
* Duncan Robinson (b. ?), English, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and noted art historian
* Dunta Robinson (b. 1982), American NFL cornerback, playing for the Houston Texans
* Edward G. Robinson (1893–1973), Romanian-American actor
* Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935), American poet
* Ezekiel Gilman Robinson, (1815-94), American Baptist clergyman
* Fiona Robinson (b. 1969), Australian basketball and handball player
* Frank Norman Robinson (1911–1997), Australian wildlife sound recordist and ornithologist
* Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich (1782–1859), British statesman and prime minister
* Gene Robinson (born 1947), American, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire
* George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon (1827–1909), British politician
* Fr. Gerald Robinson, American priest, convicted of killing Sr. Margaret Ann Pahl
* Gerald Robinson, American football player
* Gilbert de Beauregard Robinson (1906–1992), Canadian mathematician
* Glenn Robinson (born 1973), American NBA basketball player
* Henry Robinson (disambiguation)
* Hercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead (1824–1897), British colonial administrator, Governor of Hong Kong
* J. Alan Robinson (born 1930), American mathematician, logician and philosopher
* James R. Robinson (1860-1950), US industrialist
* John G. Robinson (1856-1943), British locomotive engineer, chief mechanical engineer of the Great Central Railway from 1900 to 1922
* Jack Robinson (disambiguation)
* Jackie Robinson (1919–1972), first African American Major League Baseball player
* Jason Robinson (b. 1974), English dual-code rugby international
* Joan Robinson (1903–1983), British economist
* John Robinson (disambiguation)
* Julia Robinson (née Bowman, 1919–1985), American mathematician, first female president of the AMS
* Kat Robinson (née Bear-Diemer, 1973- ), writer and television producer
* Keith Robinson (b. ?), American comedian
* Kim Stanley Robinson, (born 1952), American science fiction writer
* Lucius Robinson (1810-1891), NY Governor 1877-1879
* Mark Robinson, (born 1959), Northern Irish politician
* Mark Robinson (disambiguation)
* Mary Robinson (born 1944), first female President of Ireland
* Mary Robinson (1778-1837), English, subject of Melvyn Bragg's novel Maid of Buttermere, and mentioned in William Wordsworth's "Prelude"
* Mary Robinson (née Darby, 1756 or 1758–1800), English poetess
* Mary Robinson, Baroness Grantham (née Yorke, 1757–1830), English peeress
* Marilynne Robinson (born 1947), American writer
* Natasha Robinson (b. 1977), Czenglish, Bored conference producer and lover of gays
* Nate Robinson (b. 1984), American, NBA basketball player
* Neville Robinson (1925–1996), British physicist
* Norm Robinson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach
* Paul Robinson (disambiguation)
* Raphael M. Robinson (1911–1995), American mathematician
* Ray Charles Robinson (1930–2004), American pianist and inventor of soul music
* Sir Richard Robinson (1849–1928), English politician and chemist and druggist
* Sir Robert Robinson (1886–1974), Nobel prize for Chemistry winner (1947)
* Robert Robinson (disambiguation)
* John Thomas Romnet Robinson (1792-1882), Irish astronomer and physicist
* Ronald Robinson (1921-1999), British historian of Africa
* Samuel Robinson, alias of South American philosopher and educator Simón Rodríguez (1769–1854)
* Shawna Robinson (b. 1964), American female NASCAR driver
* Sidney Robinson (1876 - 1959), British athlete
* Smokey Robinson (b. 1940), African-American R&B and soul singer and songwriter
* Spider Robinson, (born 1948), American science fiction writer
* Steve Robinson (b. 1968), Welsh former world champion boxer
* Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr., 1921–1989), American boxer
* Thomas Robinson (c. 1560 - after 1609), English lutenist and composer
* Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham (c. 1695–1770), 1st Baron of Grantham, English diplomatist and politician
* Tony Robinson (born 1946), British television comedy actor and political campaigner
* W. Andrew Robinson (born 1957), British author and editor
* W. Heath Robinson (William Heath Robinson, 1872–1944), British cartoonist and illustrator
* William Robinson (disambiguation)

ee also

* Robeson (disambiguation)
* Robin (name)
* Robinson (disambiguation)
* Robison (disambiguation)

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