Roybal Family History

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Roybal Name Meaning

Galician: variant of Ruibal (Spanish Rubial), a habitational name from any of numerous places in Galicia, so named from a derivative of ruivo ‘red’ (Latin rubeus), denoting red earth. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Rübal (see Ruebel).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Roubal, Royal, Rosal, Royse, Robel, Ribas, Corral, Royals, Rogal

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Roybal Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roybal name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Roybal. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Roybal Family Origin

Where is the Roybal family from?

Roybal Family Occupations

What did your Roybal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roybal. A less common occupation for the Roybal family was Keeping House. The most common Roybal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Roybal's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Roybal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Roybal Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Roybal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roybal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 275 immigration records available for the last name Roybal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Roybal. For the veterans among your Roybal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roybal Life Expectancy

What is the average Roybal lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Roybal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Roybal in 1948 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roybal ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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