Derobreda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Derobreda is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The original bearer of the name Derobreda, 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 Derobreda 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.
Early Origins of the Derobreda family
The surname Derobreda was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.
Early History of the Derobreda family
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Derobreda Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Derobreda family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Derobreda 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...
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Migration of the Derobreda family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jorge Robledo, who voyaged to Colombia in the 1530s, and was one of the first Europeans to see the Cauca River. He was named Governor of these new territories by King Charles V. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name included Baltasar Robledo Alvarez, who sailed to America in 1512.
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The Derobreda Motto +
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.