Rojas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Rojas 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."

Early Origins of the Rojas family

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

Early History of the Rojas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rojas research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1923, 1465 and 1541 are included under the topic Early Rojas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rojas Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Rojas family (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 Rojas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rojas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rojas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Anton Rojas, who arrived in America in 1512
  • Geronimo De Rojas, who is on record in Florida in 1538
  • Cristobal De Rojas, who settled in Peru in 1586
Rojas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Josef Antonio Rojas, who arrived in New Orleans with his family in 1779 from the Canaray Islands
Rojas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Laureano Rojas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Anton De Rojas, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Diego De Rojas, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Barbara Rojas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1826 [1]
  • Elaindea De Rojas, aged 50, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rojas (post 1700) +

  • Nydia Rojas, popular Latin American singer
  • José Antonio Muñoz Rojas, Spanish poet
  • Carlos Rojas Hernández (1954-2020), better known as Carlos "Cuco" Rojas, a Colombian harpist and songwriter of joropo
  • Elmar René Rojas Azurdia (1942-2018), Guatemala architect before studying art in Guatemala, Spain, France and Italy
  • José Espinosa Rojas, Bolivian writer
  • Mel Rojas (b. 1966), Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Clemente Rojas, Columbian boxer in the 1972 Olympics
  • Timoleón Moncada Rojas (b. 1892), Colombian lawyer
  • Alejandro Rojas Wainer (1945-2018), Chilean-Canadian academic
  • Ricardo Rojas Frías (b. 1955), Cuban Olympic bronze medalist boxer


  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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