heráldica da família: De La Rosa
Ancient and noble Castilian family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has spread, over the centuries, in different regions of Europe and outside Europe, particularly in Brazil. According to some scholars, the origin of this last name should be sought in a Spanish placename, place of origin of the family; according to others, however, it would be a matronymic, resulting, therefore, from the proper name "Rosa". Anyway, the family had its ancestral home in Castile but branches of it are also settled in Biscay and in Andalucía. We remember the wedding of Ana García De La Rosa, daughter of Antonio... ContinuaGarcía and María De La Rosa, that was celebrated in San Fernando, in Cádiz, in 1680. The marriage of Agustín De La Rosa and Paula de Santeras was celebrated in the church of San Esteban, in Aguilar de Campos, Valladolid, (February 4, 1797). Among the notable personalities who have carried this last name, we remember: Alonso De La Rosa, Commander of the Order of Santiago; Juan Martínez de la Rosa, Auditor General of the Army in Italy; Juan De La Rosa, a famous ceramicist. With the discovery of the New World, many characters from this family went through the Atlantic. We remember another Juan De La Rosa, born in Plasencia, who set off for Perù on February 28, 1582. From a chromatic and symbolic analysis of the family crest, we can finally get some important information about the virtues associated with this last name. Green ("vert") is a symbol of victory, honor, abundance; in heraldry the Rose proves the grace, the beauty, the pristine honor, the gentleness of manners, the magnificence, the grandeur of nobility; the lily ("fleur-de-lis") represents the hope, the expectation of the good, the purity, the innocence of the soul, the renown, the benign prince and the upright judge. Not many families, even among the oldest, can boast a so valuable noble origin, the descendants of which, quite rightly, can be proud.