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In Ireland, Robinson is only really common in Ulster. It is thought that the Robinsons of Glenarm may have originally been Robertsons. The two names had been used interchangeably in some areas of the province around the beginning of the 20th century. 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.

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Laurie Larson

Hello members. I am trying to locate family members in Ireland, or at least figure out who they are. My paternal grandfather, William John Robinson, emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1928. He was born to Irish parents in 1897 while they were visiting (?) in Scotland. He was raised in Ireland. As an adult he was apprenticing as a tailor and worked at his uncle's store in Fivemiletown. He worked as a tailor in Regina, SK, Cda until his retirement. He died in Regina in 1967. He came to Canada with 2 siblings (that I know of) Betty and Joe. I know he had other siblings in Ireland but I do not know their names or his parents names so it is proving very challenging to do any research into his family. If anyone has any leads I would be th

Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Robinson name has a long history in the British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the south-west region of the Emerald Island. The Robinson story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup O2] can trace their beginnings to what is now County Kerry from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Robinson surname origin is possibly a branch of what will become the Dáirine [R1b-L513] who are found in south Ireland around 300 CE.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Dáirine will join with the Dál Riata of north-east Ireland and invade Scotland around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Robinson story begins in pre-history Ireland but many of his descendants will then move to Kintyre, Scotland where they and other R1b-L513 members will form the Dalriada. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit

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