Rosales Family History

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Rosales Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rosales, from the plural of rosal, collective of rosa ‘rose’ (see Rosal). Galician (Rosalés): name for someone from Rosal, a town in Baixo Miñ district in Galicia.

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

Similar surnames: Rosal, Rosas, Sales, Rosler, Robles, Rodas, Rosauer, Nogales, Vales

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Rosales Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rosales name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rosales. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Rosales Family Origin

Where is the Rosales family from?

Rosales Family Occupations

What did your Rosales ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Works On Farm and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rosales. The most common Rosales occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Rosales's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Rosales family was Cattle Herder.

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  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm

  • Butcher

  • Cattle Herder


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rosales ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rosales Historical Records

What Rosales family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Rosales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosales census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosales. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rosales. For the veterans among your Rosales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rosales Life Expectancy

What is the average Rosales lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rosales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Rosales in 1943 was 41, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rosales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rosales 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.

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