Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Robles Name
Surname Name Meaning, Origin, Etymology, Ancestry, and Genealogy
This surname is a habitational/locational name meaning a person who came from Los Roble in Lleón, Spain, or a topographic name for a person who lived near a grove of oak trees, deriving from the Spanish word roble, meaning oak, which in turn derives from the Latin word robur. One source asserts the family was first found the Kingdom of Castile in modern day north central Spain, but another states they came from the province of Leon originally.
Some of the earliest settlers in the Americans bearing this surname include Andres de Robles (1512 in Hispaniola in the Caribbean), Beatriz de Robles (New Spain 1538), Maria de Robles (Spanish Main 1538), Lamberto de Robles (Peru 1592), Catalina and Isidro de Robles (America 1813), and Bernardo Robles (Puerto Rico 1821).
Some early bearers of this Spanish last name include: Juan Robles (Nuestra Senora la Antigua 1536), Angelina Robles (Santa Maria de la Asuncion 1509), Francisco Robles (Santa Cruz 1536), and Catalina Robles (San Miguel 1531).
Here is one particular Robles genealogy, lineage or pedigree. Alonso de Ruibal was born around 1610. He married Maria Alonso and had a son with her named Pedro. This Pedro de Roybal y Torredo was born in Caldas de Reis, Spain around 1632. He married Elena de la Cruz and had two sons with her: Ignacio and Domingo Santiago. His son Ignacio de Roybal y Torrado was born in Caldas de Reyes in 1672. He married Francisca Gomez Robeldo and had numerous issue with him. One of his sons was Bernardo. Bernardo de Roybal y Torrado was born in San Ildefonson Pueblo in Mexico around 1709. He married Margaritha Marin Serrano and Maria Barbara Pacheo. He had numerous issue. His son Jose Ignacio Roybal was born in San Antonio de Embudo, Mexico in 1746. He had several wives and prior to his death in Monterey he had several children. His son Jose Antonio Robles was born in Santa Cruz, Alta California, Mexico in 1776. He had the following issue: Jose Antonio, Eugenia, Ines Casto, Raimundo, Don Secundio, Rafeal, Nicolaus, Teodoro, Fulgencio, Avelino, Maria Guadalupe, and others. His son Jose was born around 1798 and he married Maria Petra Vasquez with whom he had two issue: Benito and Policarpio. His son Benito Robles was born in Alta, California in 1821. He married Maria Francisca Rodriguez and he had two issue daughters with her: Rosie R. Moulton and Maria Ignacia Rodriguez.
Common spelling variants or names with similar etymologies include Roble, de Robles, Robledo, Robleda, Robledano, Robledillo, Robreno, and others.
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Robles ranks 489th in popularity in terms in the United Status as of the 2000 Census. The name ranks particularly high in the following seven states: California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, and Illinois.
The name is common throughout various Hispanic and Latino countries: Mexico (80th), Spain (135), Philippines (68th), Peru (118th), Guatemala (219th), Chile (231st), El Salvador (424th), Honduras (367th), Nicaragua (296th), Panama (119th), Brazil (1,909th), Bolivia (227th), Ecuador (227th), Colombia (367th), Argentina (191st), Dominican Republic 205th), Costa Rica (172nd), Cuba (568th), Paraguay (638th), Uruguay (1,078th), and Portugal (3,076th).
I have identified one Roble family motto: De long travail heureuse recompense, which is French, meaning “Working for a long time yields a happy reward” or “Hard work pays off”.
We have seven coats of arms for the Robles surname depicted here. These seven blazons are from Bernard Burke’s book The General Armory of England, Ireland, and Scotland, which was published in 1848. The bottom of this page contains the blazons, and in many instances contains some historical, geographical, and genealogical about where coat of arms was found and who bore it.
There are hundreds of notable people with the Robles surname. This page will mention a handful. Famous people with this last name include: 1) Alfonso Garcia Robles (1911-1991) who was a Mexican politician and diplomat who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982, 2) Fransisco Robles Garica (1811-1893) who was the President of Equador from 1856-1959, 3) Marco Aurelio Robles Mendez (1905-1990) who was the President of Panama from 1964-1968, 4) Luis Robles (1984) who was an American soccer player (goalkeeper) born in Fort Huachucha, Arizona who plays for the New York Red Bulls of MLS, 5) Victor L. Robles (1945) who was an American politician who served in the New York City Council, as well as the New York State Assembly, 6) Marisa Robles (1937) who was a Spanish harpist who became a teacher at the Royal College of Music in South Kensington, London, England, 7) Rafael Orlando Robles Natera (1947-1998) who was born in the Dominican Republic and became a shortstop in the MLB and played for the San Diego Padres, 8) Jose Lazaro Robles (1924-1996) who was a Brazilian footballer (soccer player) who played for Juventas, Portuguesa and participated in Copa American 1953 and the 1954 World Cup, 9) Enriques Robles who was from Madrid, Spain and became a bullfighter in Mexico, Spain, and the United States known as Chicorrito, 10) Jose Robles Pazos (1897-1937) who was a Spanish academic and left-wing activist born to a noble family whose embrace of leftism forced him to go into exile into the United States, and 11) Aurora Robles (1980) who is a fashion model from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Robles Coat of Arms Meaning
The main heraldic symbol in the Robles Coat of Arms (mistakenly called the Robles Family Crest) is the oak tree. Amongst the natural objects depicted on a coat of arms, trees feature frequently, either in whole or as individual branches and leaves. Although sometimes described simply as a tree most often the specific species was named, and the oak tree or oak leaf is a typical example that frequently is depicted in arms, sometimes fructed with acorns of a different colour. For good reason, Wade assigns the meaning of “antiquity and strength” to this symbol.