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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Real family. The Real surname is derived from the Latin "regis, " meaning "royal." The Spanish word "rey" means "king," while "reina" means "queen." Bearing this name does not necessarily imply royal ancestry however; as, when surnames first began to be used in Medieval Spain, nicknames were often taken on as surnames.
The surname Real was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Reyes, Rey, de Reyes, de los Reyes, del Rey, Reina, de la Reina, de Reina, Reinoso, de Reinoso, Reynoso, de Reynoso, Reinosa, de Reinosa, Reynosa, de Reynosa, Real, de Real and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Real research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1652, 1676 and 1892 are included under the topic Early Real History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish theologian and Bible translator Casiodoro Reina; sixteenth century Spanish poet Rodrigo de Reinosa; sixteenth century Spanish writer Francisco de la Reina; seventeenth century Spanish poet and playwright Andrés Rey de Artieda; Juan de los Reyes (c1652 - 1676), a Spanish priest...
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Real Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Real Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Real Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Real Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Real Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Real Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Real Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Real 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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