Robaina History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Robaina family
The surname Robaina was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Robaina family
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Robaina Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Robal, Roba, Robaglia, Robbia, Robbio, Robegani and many more.
Early Notables of the Robaina family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robaina family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Roba, who settled in Louisiana in 1720; Joseph Robaglia, who settled in Alabama in 1827; and John Roba, who arrived in Ontario in 1871.
Contemporary Notables of the name Robaina (post 1700) +
- Julio Robaina (b. 1965), American Republican politician, Mayor of Hialeah, Florida, 2005-11; Resigned 2011; Candidate for Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2011 
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