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  • Agustín de Rojas Carabantes y Cortés Monroy, Corregidor de La Serena, Chile (b. - 1686)
    Agustín de Rojas Carabantes y Cortés Monroy, n. La Serena, + La Serena 20 diciembre 1686, sepultado en el altar mayor de la Iglesia de Santo Domingo, al lado de la epístola, en la sepultura de sus padr...
  • Ana de Rojas (c.1569 - d.)
  • Ana Josefa Meneses Rojas (b. - c.1780)
    Ana Josefa de Meneses y Rojas, n. Santiago; testó ante Tadeo Silva en Santiago 19 febrero 1780; c.c. Antonio Núñez de Pineda y Bascuñán.
  • Andrés De Rojas-Puebla y Chacón, Capitán (c.1620 - 1690)
    Andrés de Rojas-Puebla y Chacón, n. Santiago, + Santiago 21 diciembre 1690; dueño de la estancia San Juan del Carrizal en Colchagua; testó ante Alonso de Ruano 1688; testó Santiago 1690; c. I° Parroqui...
  • Don Andrés Almonaster y Rojas (1728 - 1798)
    From Wikipedia.com (English) : Don Andrés Almonaster y Rojas (sometimes also Almonester and Roxas) (born Mairena del Alcor, June 19, 1728; died New Orleans, April 25, 1798) was a Spanish civil servan...

About the Rojas surname

Familia Rojas

It deserves to be included this lineage, and in fact it is, between the oldest and nobles of Spain.

Its primitive solar settled in the place of Rojas, of whose name the surname was derived. That place (today villa) belongs to the judicial party of Briviesca and province of Burgos, called thus by the reddish color of its lands. However, in other cases, it could be a feminine plural form of "red" - a woman's nickname with reddish hair. It is quite common surname and it is distributed by Spain, although it registers, mainly, in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Málaga, Cadiz, Cordoba, Toledo, etc.

Later the Reds went to the conquest of Extremadura, Murcia and Andalusia, where they erected new houses, proving their hidalguía before the Real Chancillería of Granada.

Weapons: In gold field, five stars of azure put in sotuer.

In gold, five stars, azure, eight rays placed in sotuer.

In gold, five stars, of azure, of eight rays placed in sotuer; Border of truths.

In sinople, five macles, of silver, placed in blade.

In gold, two trees nuridos, sinople, placed in girdle.

Cut 1, in gold, five stars with eight points, azure, set in a blade, and 2, in gold, six bands, gules.

Barracks: 1º, of azur, an eagle, of gold, crowned; Border of gold with eight open locks, of saber, 2º, in gold, a pine, of sinople, added of a hawk with saber pihuelas, 3º, in gold, five stars of eight points, of azur, put in blade, and 4th, in silver, a band, of gules.

In gold, five six-pointed stars, azure, set in a blade.

In Spain. The surnames of origin toponym as Rojas are of Jewish origin, J.M.Lacalle, in the Spanish Jews (publisher Sayma, Barcelona 1961), tells us famous names sefarditas (Spanish Jews) take names of the Spanish geography. It is known that at the time of the conversions of Jews to Christianity, these used to adopt surnames of topónimo origin for a whole family.