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The Roja surname is derived from the feminine, plural Spanish word "Rojo," which means "red." The name was most likely topographic, first used by someone who lived near some "red earth."

Roja Early Origins



The surname Roja was first found in Old Castile in the heart of Spain, where the name is thought to have originated.

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Roja Spelling Variations


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Roja Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rojo, Rojas and others.

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Roja Early History


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Roja Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roja research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1923, 1465 and 1541 are included under the topic Early Roja History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roja Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roja Early Notables (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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roja Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roja Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Andres De Roja, who setted in New Spain in 1569

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Roja Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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    The Roja Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roja Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 July 2013 at 15:00.

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