Rosario History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Spanish surname Rosario is of local origin, being one of those surnames based on the place where original bearers of the name once lived or held land. In this case, the name was originally used to indicate that the bearer was "a native of Rosario." The name is derived from the Latin "rosarium," which literally means "a beautiful garden of roses." Thus, the town of Rosario was named due to its reputation for the beautiful flora that characterizes that area.

Early Origins of the Rosario family

The surname Rosario was first found in the region of Burgos in Old Castille, in northern Spain.

Early History of the Rosario family

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Rosario Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rosarius, Rosal, Rosa, Rosales, Del Rosario and others.

Early Notables of the Rosario family (pre 1700)

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Rosario Ranking

In the United States, the name Rosario is the 820th most popular surname with an estimated 37,305 people with that name. [1]


United States Rosario migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosario Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Maria Del Rosario who arrived in New Orleans in 1778
  • Antonia Del Rosario who sailed for New Orleans in 1779
Rosario Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Jose Del Rosario who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Juan Jose Del Rosario, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]

Australia Rosario migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rosario Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Peter Rosario, (b. 1801), aged 35, British house servant who was convicted in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa for 7 years for assault, transported aboard the "Eden" on 27th August 1836, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rosario (post 1700) +

  • Joel Rosario (b. 1988), American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey
  • Vernon A. Rosario (b. 1962), American psychiatrist and medical historian
  • Dante Santiago Rosario (b. 1984), American football tight end
  • Rudy del Rosario (1969-2020), Filipino football coach and footballer
  • Januario "Aric" del Rosario (1938-1939), Filipino basketball player and head coach of the UST Growling Tigers
  • Dwayne Anthony De Rosario (b. 1978), Canadian soccer player
  • Hélder Miguel do Rosario (b. 1980), Portuguese footballer
  • Edwin "El Chapo" Rosario (1963-1997), Puerto Rican boxer
  • Luigi Rosario Troiani (b. 1964), Italian rugby player from Afragola, Province of Naples; he had 47 caps for the Italian national team, from 1985 to 1995
  • Jesus Rosario Sablan, Northern Mariana Islands politician, Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands (1998 to 2002)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th October 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eden


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