When Robinson Jimmieson was born about 1843, in North Burton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Jemmeson, was 38 and his mother, Ann Hopper, was 36. He married Ellen Jane McPherson in 1867. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in North Burton, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1926, in Burton Fleming, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.
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).