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The Spanish surname Rubalcava is of local origin, being derived from the name of the place of residence of the initial bearer. In this instance, the surname would appear to be derived from a pseudo translation of the Arabic term "Rub al Khali" which means literally "the empty quarter." There is little doubt that this place-name was first introduced into Spain during the Moorish conquest when Tarik the Moorish leader crossed into Gibraltar in the year 711.
The surname Rubalcava was first found in the Castilian province of Santander.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rubalcava, Ruvalcava, Ruvalcaba and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rubalcava research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1878 is included under the topic Early Rubalcava History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rubalcava Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rubalcava Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Rubalcava Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rubalcava 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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