Robertson Family History

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Robertson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert. This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce (1274–1329).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Roberts, Rogerson, Robberson, Robson, Roberson, Robeson, Albertson

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Robertson Family Origin

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Robertson Family Occupations

What did your Robertson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Robertson. 29% of Robertson men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Robertson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Robertson were Carpenter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Robertson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Robertson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robertson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 256,000 immigration records available for the last name Robertson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 217,000 military records available for the last name Robertson. For the veterans among your Robertson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Robertson Life Expectancy

What is the average Robertson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Robertson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Robertson in 1940 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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