Origin of Surname
Robin is short for Robert and the surname was derived from the given name
The name first appears in the Extente of 1274, with a mention of Robert Robin in Grouville. A Robert Robin, perhaps the same man, was mentioned as being of Grouville in the 1309 Assize Roll, in which we also find Raoul Robin in St Peter and a Jean Robin. The Extente 1331 features several bearers of the name.
Piers and two Raulyns are mentioned in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550. The name also features strongly in Guernsey.
Benest Robin was born in Jersey about 1556 and married a Miss Balleine, daughter of Nicolas and Marie, in 1581
The family of Robin is said by de la Chesnaye-des-Bois, in his Armorial, to be descended ex Comitihus Robini, of Rome, Vivans dans le x ∫iecle avec eclat et ∫plendeur. Guy Robin, the founder of the family in France, accompanied Philip-Augustus to the Holy Land. He was buried at Vienne, in Dauphine.
The Jersey branch of the family has been settled in the island from time immemorial. By the Extente of 1331, it appears that Raulin Robin was a landowner in the Parish of St Brelade, and one of the jurymen thereof, deputed to ascertain the Crown dues in that parish : the same record shows Richard and Raulin Robin to have performed the like office in the Parish of St Lawrence.
In 1715 Raulin Robin was Lieutenant-Bailly of Jersey.
For several centuries this family has been located at St Brelade, in the church of which parish exist a number of monuments to the memory of its members.
On the south wing of the General Hospital of St Helier are sculptured the arms of Robin, which was built at the cost of this house. It possesses large tracts of land at St John, Newfoundland, having been one of the earliest Jersey firms which developed the important fisheries of that territory.
- Robin, 1749, 1668, 1607, 1528, 1479, 1331, 1329, 1274
- Robinson: A distinct family with its own page
- Descendants of Johan Robin
- Descendants of Collas Robin
- Descendants of Pierre Robin
- Descendants of John Robins Added 2021
- History of the Robin family in Jersey
- Charles Robin, founder of Gaspé fishing business in Canada
- Robin family history, by the Rev J A Messervy, published in 1907
- Robin baptisms in Jersey
- Robin marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Robin marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Robin burials in Jersey
- Robins baptisms in Jersey
- Robins marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Robins marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Robins burials in Jersey
Société Jersiaise Library records
- Bertram records in La Société Jersiaise Library, including references to members of the Robin family Added 2018
- Robin family records in La Société Jersiaise Library Added 2018
Great War service
Occupation curfew cards
- Robin Brothers, a King Street bank
Mr Robin photographed by Ernest Baudoux
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The grave of Great War casualty Charles Harold Robin at Albuera Cemetery, Bailleur-Sire-Berthoult
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