AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Del Rio/Riols/de Real/Royal Family
I know this may be off topic for some, but there of those of us who were handed down oral histories that continue to be extremely accurate.
My maternal grandfather's surname was Royal, born in Greensville County, VA around 1891. Reportedly his father was mainly of Spanish origin (some French) and his maternal Harris line were mixed race Spanish speakers - both claiming West Indies ancestry.
Lastly, of course I have validated DNA. We have no apparent connection to the "10 Mile Settlement" Driggers/Royal as some have postulated.