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The distinguished Spanish surname Roig is of nickname origin, having been derived from a personal or physical characteristic of the original bearer of this surname. In this instance Rubio comes from the Latin word "rubeus" which originally meant "red" and was used to refer to someone who had red hair.

Roig Early Origins



The surname Roig was first found in the northern region of Castile, near De Laredo, in the province of Santander.

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Roig Spelling Variations


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Roig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rubia, Rubias, Roig, Royo, Ruivo and others.

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Roig Early History


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Roig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roig research. Another 336 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pablo Roig, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1820
  • Fernando Roig, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1839
  • James Roig, aged 58, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • Bartolome Roig, aged 56, landed in New Orleans, La in 1848
  • Miguel Roig, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848
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Contemporary Notables of the name Roig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roig (post 1700)



  • Anton Ambrose Roig (1927-2010), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Francisco Roig Genís (b. 1968), Spanish retired professional tennis player
  • Marie-Josée Roig (b. 1938), French politician
  • Arturo Andrés Roig (b. 1922), Argentine philosopher
  • Gonzalo Roig (1890-1970), Cuban musician, composer and musical director

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    11. ...

    The Roig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roig 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 August 2015 at 03:20.

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