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Rosario Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: short form of a surname such as Spanish Del Rosario or from a short form of the Marian name María del Rosario given in particular to a girl who was born on the festival of Our Lady of the Rosary celebrated on the first Sunday in October. The word rosario ‘rosary’ derives from Late Latin rosarium ‘rose garden’ and was transferred to a set of devotions dedicated to the Virgin Mary as the result of the medieval symbolism which constantly compared her to a rose. Compare Rozario . Italian: from the male personal name Rosario of the same origin as 1 (above) or a habitational name from a minor place so named.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Osorio, Rozario, Cesario, Rosato, Rosado, Cosio, Nazario, Rosin

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You can see how Rosario families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosario family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rosario families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Rosario families living in Quebec. This was about 56% of all the recorded Rosario's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Rosario families in 1911.
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What did your Rosario ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Rosario. 100% of Rosario men worked as a Labourer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Rosario. For the veterans among your Rosario ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosario lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Rosario life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rosario in 1942 was 24, and 68 in 2004.

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