Rosas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Rosas family

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

Early History of the Rosas family

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

Rosas 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 Rosas family (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 Rosas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rosas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Gonzalico Rosas, who sailed to America in 1514
Rosas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gonzalico Rosas, who landed in America in 1814 [1]
  • Ant Rosas, aged 26, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Domingo Rosas, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • R Rosas, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1836 [1]
  • José Rosas, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rosas (post 1700) +

  • Salvador Miguel Rosas, American attorney
  • Jose Leopold Rosas, American computer company executive
  • Fernando José Mendes Rosas (b. 1946), Portuguese academic and politician
  • César Rosas (b. 1954), Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • Juan Manuel de Rosas (1793-1877), Argentine conservative politician who governed the Buenos Aires Province from 1829 to 1832 and from 1835 to 1852


  1. ^ 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)


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