Morales - The most learned authors are in agreement that the noble lineage of this Spanish name is from an early ancestral home in Cudeyo in Santander, and passing Soria established a place called Morales, from which that city there are gentlemen and members of twelve noble houses who are striven warriors, which were distinguished in the battles of Baeza and Sevilla. In this last city, Juan de Morales was left wounded, he was the trunk of a distinguished branch. Lope de Morales was seated in Jaén and was a Commander of Alcañiz. His Brother, Rodrigo de Morales, died while bishop of Badajoz. From these people descended this noble surnames in the diocese of Jaén and later battled in the taking of the Canary Islands. Also an establishment of Morales is found in the village of Estepa (Sevilla) and from them descended Diego Morales who married Doña Mariana Castillo, and of this marriage came Diego Morales del Castillo, who married Maria Ramos de Monguia from Anjonilla, the parents of Don Diego Sebastian Morales Ramos, the Counsel of her Majesty, and Secretary of the Royal Order and a Knight of the Order of Santiago dated 10, July, 1686. In America, was born Juan Morales y Leon, baptized in 1557; a lawyer of the Royal Audience of Santiago de Chile; Mayor in 1593, Lieutenant in Corregidor in 1598; Auditor General of the Reign for 16 years; Commander of Santiago; Corregidor de Concepcion and Realtor of the Royal Audience of Chile, by name in 31, March, 1617.
The surname Morales origins are based on topology or a geographical location, which is to say it is first part of the name, is from a locale under the denomination of "Morales" existing in Spain. The name Morales is from the Latin word "moralis" which relates to "moral". By the way, a Moral is a mulberry tree. In Madrid it is the symbol of the city and everywhere you can see a bear leaning on the tree eating berries.