When Hannah Robinson was born on 24 February 1698, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jacob Robinson, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Eliakim Hitchcock, was 28. She married Thomas Dawson about 1718, in Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She died on 1 February 1781, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82.
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).