When Glenn Gaylord Robinson was born on 3 May 1892, in Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, United States, his father, Cyrus Bates Robinson, was 32 and his mother, Statie S. Colwell, was 34. He married Fannie Bell Davis on 31 July 1912, in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 April 1951, in Wadena, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Springwell Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.
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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