Show ContentsRosales History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Rosales family

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

Early History of the Rosales family

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

Rosales 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 Rosales family

Prominent among members of the family

  • were seventeenth century Chilean historian Diego de Rosales, a Jesuit priest who defended the rights of the Indians
  • nineteenth century Argentinian military officer Leonardo Rosales
  • nineteenth century Spanish painter Eduardo Rosales y Martínez

Rosales Ranking

In the United States, the name Rosales is the 914th most popular surname with an estimated 32,331 people with that name. 1

United States Rosales migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosales Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Diego de Rosales, who sailed to America in 1514
  • Francisco de Rosales, who sailed to Río de la Plata in 1535
Rosales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego De Rosales, who landed in America in 1814 2
  • Francisco De Rosales, who arrived in Venezuela in 1834 2
  • Pedro Rosales, who landed in Texas in 1835 2
  • Manuel Rosales, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Rosales (post 1700) +

  • Voltaire Y. Rosales, Filipino judge
  • Ruben Alonso Rosales (1925-2000), Salvadoran political figure
  • Roberto Rosales (b. 1988), Venezuelan football player
  • RJ Rosales (b. 1974), Filipino-Australian singer and actor
  • Jericho Rosales (b. 1979), Filipino actor
  • Jennifer Rosales (b. 1978), Filipino LPGA golfer
  • Jaime Rosales, Honduran football player
  • Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales (b. 1932), current Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
  • Carmen Rosales (1918-1991), Filipino actress
  • Benito Rosales, former Nicaraguan head of state
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook