Deras History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Deras, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Deras, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Deras family originally lived in a place where wild roses grew. The surname is derived from the Latin word rosa, which means rose. The family name Deras is also derived from the given name Rose.

Early Origins of the Deras family

The surname Deras was first found in Old Castile, in the mountains near Santander.

Early History of the Deras family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deras research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1352 is included under the topic Early Deras History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deras Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ros, de Ros, Rosas, de Rosas, Rosa, de la Rosa, Rosal, del Rosal, Rosales, de Rosales, Rosete, Rosano, Rosana, Roso and many more.

Early Notables of the Deras family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were seventeenth century Chilean historian Diego de Rosales, a Jesuit priest who defended the rights of the Indians; seventeenth century Spanish playwright Pedro Rosete; nineteenth century Argentinian military officer Leonardo Rosales; nineteenth century Spanish painter Eduardo...
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United States Deras migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deras Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Stervans Deras, aged 27, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Deras (post 1700) +

  • Peter Henry Abrahams Deras (1919-2017), South African-born, Jamaican novelist, journalist and political commentator
  • Miguel Ángel Deras, retired Salvadoran footballer and manager


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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