14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Rosa Family History

Rosa Name Meaning
Italian and Catalan: from rosa ‘rose’ (Latin rosa), applied in part as a topographic name for someone who lived where wild roses grew, in part as a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose, and in part as a nickname for someone with a pink, rosy complexion.Portuguese and Spanish: in most cases a short form of a name such as (de la) Rosa (Spanish) or (da) Rosa (Portuguese), or occasionally from the female personal name Rosa.Polish and Czech: from the vocabulary word rosa ‘dew’, ‘juice’, ‘sap’, applied as a nickname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

946,559 Historical Documents with Rosa on Ancestry.com
581,015 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,171 Military Records
52,750 Immigration Records
156,493 Census and Voter Lists
140,130 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Rosa Families

  • Number of Rosa families
     291 - 579
     98 - 290
     1 - 97
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rosa families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rosa families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rosa census records

You can see how Rosa families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Rosa census records >

Rosa Family Origin

Click on a place to view Rosa immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Rosa families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Rosa immigration records >

Rosa Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Rosa immigration records

You can find out when most of the Rosa families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Rosa immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Rosa

Click on a circle in the chart to view Rosa birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Rosa ancestors in the SSDI

Rosa Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rosa census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Rosa ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Rosa census records >

Rosa Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Rosa military records >

Message Board about Rosa 129 Threads, 93 Messages

Look up another family name
×