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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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Where is the Roybal family from?

You can see how Roybal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roybal family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Roybal families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 80 Roybal families living in New Mexico. This was about 81% of all the recorded Roybal's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Roybal families in 1880.
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What did your Roybal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roybal. 44% of Roybal men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Roybal women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roybal were Miner and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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 Lists

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

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Draft Cards

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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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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