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The distinguished surname Robles is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The original bearer of the name Robles, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and, during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Robles family originally lived in the village named Robles, which was located in the judicial district of Murias in the province of Leon. This place-name was originally derived from the Spanish word robles, which means oak, and it indicates that the originally bearer of this name resided near oak trees.


The surname Robles was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Robles, de Robles, Roble, Robleda, Robledo, de Robledo, Robledano, Robledillo, de Robledillo, Robreño, Robreno, Robreda, de Robreda, Robredo, de Robredo, Robredillo and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robles research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1181, 1527, 1585 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Robles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Notable bearers of the family name Robles were Caspar de Robles or Gaspard di Robles (1527-1585), also known as Billy in Artois, Stadholder of Friesland and Groningen at the beginning of the Eighty Years' War; sixteenth century Spanish theologian Juan Robles; Agustín de Robles, seventeenth century Governor of Río de...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Robles Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Andrés de Robles sailed to Hispaniola in 1512
  • Beatriz de Robles sailed to New Spain in 1538
  • María de Robles sailed to the Spanish Main in 1538 with her sister Juana, and her cousins Cosme, Gaspar, and Mariana
  • Lamberto de Robles sailed to Peru in 1592

Robles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andres De Robles, who landed in Espanola in 1812
  • Catalina De Robles, who landed in America in 1813
  • Isidro De Robles, who landed in America in 1813
  • Rodrigo De Robles, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Bernardo Robles, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1821
  • ...

Robles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jose R Robles, who arrived in Mississippi in 1906

  • Luis Robles (b. 1984), American soccer goalkeeper
  • Anthony Robles (b. 1988), American wrestler who won the 2010-11 NCAA individual wrestling championship despite being born with only one leg
  • Specialist Lizbeth Robles (1973-2005), American soldier born in Puerto Rico who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, awarded the Purple Heart
  • Germán Horacio Robles (1929-2015), Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor
  • Juan Jesús Gutiérrez Robles (b. 1980), known as Juanito, a Spanish retired footballer
  • José Robles Pazos (1897-1937), Spanish academic and independent left-wing activist
  • Joel Robles Blázquez (b. 1990), known Joel, a Spanish professional footballer
  • Enrique Robles, Spanish bullfighter, known as Chicorrito, a champion torero in Mexico and in Spain
  • Marisa Robles (b. 1937), Spanish harpist, best known for her rendition of the Concerto for Flute and Harp by Mozart
  • Rafael Orlando Robles Natera (1947-1998), Dominican Republic Major League baseball shortstop who played from 1969 to 1972 for the San Diego Padres
  • ...

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: De long travail, heureuse recompense
Motto Translation: From hard work, come great rewards.


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    Other References

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    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Robles Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Robles Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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