When Clarence Arlo Robinson was born on 9 May 1886, in New York, United States, his father, Fred Robinson, was 25 and his mother, Rose Ella Borden, was 19. He married Carrie May Atwood on 1 November 1911, in Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Bath, Steuben, New York, United States in 1930 and Avoca, Avoca, Steuben, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died in 1945, in Avoca, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Avoca, Steuben, New York, 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).