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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.
The surname Rosales was first found in Old Castile, in the mountains near Santander.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosales research. Another 381 words (27 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.
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 Rosales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rosales Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Rosales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Rosales Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rosales 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.
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