The noble Spanish surname Rota is toponymic in origin, based on the name of the place where the initial bearer once resided or held land. The surname Rota is taken directly from the Spanish word "rueda," derived from the Latin "rota," meaning literally "arched wood that forms a bow." The word in Catalan is "roda," also meaning "wheel."
The surname Rota was first found in the mountains of Burgos, in the northern regions of the Iberian peninsula. Early records of the name Rota show that Francisco de Perellos, Carmalengo del Rey, was granted the noble title of Viscount of Rueda by Pedro IV de
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin de Rueda who emigrated to Dominican Republic in 1534; Francisco De Rueda who sailed to Venezuela in 1534; Catalina De Rueda who arrived in Peru in 1560.