When George Franklin Robinson was born on 21 October 1834, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Alexander Robinson, was 23 and his mother, Mary Looper, was 19. He married Elvira Jane Griffin about 1857, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Township 5 Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Township 7 Pumpkintown, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 21 November 1888, in Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Pickens, South Carolina, 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).