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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."

Rojas Early Origins



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

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Rojas Spelling Variations


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Rojas Spelling Variations



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

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Rojas Early History


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Rojas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rojas research. Another 97 words (7 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.

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Rojas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rojas 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 Rojas 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:

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 came to 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
  • Anton De Rojas, who landed in America in 1812
  • Diego De Rojas, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Barbara Rojas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1826
  • Elaindea De Rojas, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rojas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rojas (post 1700)



  • Nydia Rojas, popular Latin American singer
  • José Antonio Muñoz Rojas, Spanish poet
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rojas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rojas 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 3 August 2016 at 17:35.

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