Show ContentsRobledo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Robledo is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The original bearer of the name Robledo, 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 Robledo 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 Robledo family

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

Early History of the Robledo family

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Robledo 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 Robledo family

Notable bearers of the family name Robledo 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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Robledo Ranking

In the United States, the name Robledo is the 4,842nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 1

United States Robledo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Robledo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Baltasar Robledo Alvarez, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Antón de Robledo, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Diego de Robledo, who sailed to America in 1517
  • 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
Robledo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Baltasar Robledo, who arrived in America in 1812 2
  • Anton De Robledo, who landed in America in 1813 2
  • Diego De Robledo, who landed in America in 1817 2
  • Hernando De Robledo, who landed in America in 1828 2
  • Antonio De Robledo, who arrived in Venezuela in 1834 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Robledo (post 1700) +

  • Jorge Robledo (1500-1546), Spanish conquistador
  • Lorenzo Robledo (1921-2006), Spanish film actor
  • Juan Marcelo Robledo (b. 1978), Argentine-Bolivian footballer
  • Eduardo Oliver "Ted" Robledo (1928-1970), Chilean professional football player
  • Carmelo Ambrosio Robledo (b. 1912), Argentine Olympic boxer
  • Jorge "George" Robledo (1926-1989), Chilean professional football player
  • Roberto Manuel Robledo, newspaper editor

The Robledo 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.

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook