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Rosario Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: mostly from a short form of Spanish (del) Rosario, Portuguese (do) Rosá, from rosario ‘rosary’; or from 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 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. Italian: from the male personal name Rosario, of the same origin as 1 above.

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

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

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Rosario Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rosario name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Rosario Family Origin

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Rosario Family Occupations

What did your Rosario ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rosario occupation in the USA was Barber. 25% of Rosario's were Barbers. Barber, Bricklayer and Ferry Bt. Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rosario. A less common occupation for the Rosario family was Fireman On Ferry Bo..

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  • Barber

  • Bricklayer

  • Ferry Bt. Engineer

  • Fireman On Ferry Bo.


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Rosario Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Rosario. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosario 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosario. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Rosario Life Expectancy

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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