Robb Family History

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Robb Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from a short form of the personal name Robert.

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


Similar surnames: Robbe, Rabb, Robe, Roby, Cobb, Ross, Nobbe, Robbs, Rohn, Bobby

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Robb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Robb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Robb. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    22%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Robb Family Origin

Where is the Robb family from?

Robb Family Occupations

What did your Robb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Robb. A less common occupation for the Robb family was Carter. The most common Robb occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Robb's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Carter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Robb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Robb Historical Records

What Robb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 165,000 census records available for the last name Robb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Robb 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Robb. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Robb. For the veterans among your Robb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Robb Life Expectancy

What is the average Robb lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Robb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Robb in 1942 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Robb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Robb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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