Roig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Roig family

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

Early History of the Roig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roig research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roig Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Roig family (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...
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United States Roig migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Fernando Roig, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1839 [1]
  • James Roig, aged 58, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]
  • Bartolome Roig, aged 56, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1848 [1]
  • Miguel Roig, aged 50, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Cristian Roig Mauri (b. 1977), Andorran professional football player


  1. ^ 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)


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