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"ROBINSON. The "son of ROBERT" from ROBIN, a diminutive form of the name. The tenement of John Robynson in Irvine is mentioned in 1426 (Irvine i, p. 130), and another John Robynsone was bailie of Glasgow in 1477 (REG., p. 458). Andrew Robersoun witnessed the sale of a tenement in Arbroath in 1450 (RAA., n, 91). The name was common in Glasgow in the sixteenth century (Protocols). That Robin was early considered a diminutive of Robert is shown by an entry in 1483 (LCD., p. 195) where the same individual is referred to as Robyne of Hall and Robert of Hall. 0 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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