When Nancy Robinson was born in 1783, in Cumberland, Virginia, United States, her father, Stephen Robinson, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Holland, was 31. She married Bostick about 1814, in Smith, Henderson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died before 11 November 1828, at the age of 45.
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Robin , a pet form of Robert , + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin .
West Indian (including Haiti) and Guyanese: most likely not (only) of English or French origin as in 1 above and 2 above, but also, if not mostly, from the related name of the famous Daniel Defoe's literary character Robinson Crusoe (from a novel first published in 1719).
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