George Robinson

Brief Life History of George

When George Robinson was born on 16 July 1839, in England, United Kingdom, his father, John Robinson, was 38 and his mother, Mary Hall, was 39. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Emma Griffith. He lived in Hulme, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Stretford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 19 April 1899, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Robinson
Emma Griffith
Emily Robinson
Albert Robinson
Lydia Robinson
George Robinson
David Robinson
William H Robinson
Anna Robinson

Sources (14)

  • George Robinson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • George Robinson, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"
  • George Robinson, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960"

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World Events (8)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Name Meaning

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).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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