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Noble surnames, such as Rosa, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Rosa, 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 Rosa 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 Rosa is also derived from the given name Rose.

Rosa Early Origins



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

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Rosa Spelling Variations


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Rosa 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.

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Rosa Early History


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Rosa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosa research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1352 is included under the topic Early Rosa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rosa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rosa Early Notables (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...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rosa 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:

Rosa Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Pedro de la Rosa sailed to Cartagena in 1534
  • Francisco de la Rosa sailed to New Spain in 1535
  • Alonso de Rosa sailed to Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1538

Rosa Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Albert Rosa, aged 46, landed in New York in 1721
  • Peter Rosa, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1735

Rosa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julian DeLa Rosa, aged 7, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Domingo Rosa, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Pedro DeLa Rosa, who landed in Cartagena in 1834
  • Nicolas de la Rosa, who moved to Texas in 1835
  • Nicolas DeLa Rosa, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rosa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rosa (post 1700)



  • Kathy De Rosa, American politician, Mayor of Cathedral City, California; Elected 2004
  • Joseph F. De Rosa, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940
  • Keno Don Hugo Rosa (b. 1951), American comic book writer and illustrator known for his stories about Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and other Disney characters, winner of the Eisner Award in 1995
  • Mark Della Rosa, American visual effects artist
  • Benedict D. La Rosa, American politician, Representative from Texas 20th District, 1982
  • Stephen De La Rosa, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1996
  • Roberto De La Rosa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000
  • Mitzyn De la Rosa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Damian De La Rosa, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Martinez, California, 2006
  • Buddy De la Rosa, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Weslaco, Texas, 2010
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. 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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rosa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rosa 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 14 November 2016 at 12:56.

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