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.
Early Origins of the Ruvalcaba family
Early History of the Ruvalcaba family
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Ruvalcaba Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rubalcava, Ruvalcava, Ruvalcaba and others.
Early Notables of the Ruvalcaba 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...
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