Roza Family History
Roza Name Meaning
Asturian-Leonese and Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places called (La) Roza especially in Asturias from Asturian-Leonese roza ‘undergrowth’ equivalent to Spanish roza ‘cleared land’ (from rozar ‘to clear to plow’ from Late Latin ruptiare from the past participle ruptus of classical Latin rumpere ‘to break’). Czech and Slovak: from a short form of the personal name Rozálie Latin Rosalia . Slovak and Croatian (Roža Slovak mainly Róža): Slavicized form of Hungarian Rózsa (see Rozsa ) or a direct (as a Slovak surname) or indirect (as a Croatian surname) derivative of Latin rosa ‘rose’ (see Rose ). Hungarian (also Róza): variant of Rózsa (see Rozsa ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press