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Where did the German Roessner family come from? What is the German Roessner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Roessner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Roessner family history?The surname Roessner is an occupational surname; more specifically it is a metonymic surname. A metonymic name is a name derived from the principle object associated with a particular occupation. In this case, the name is derived from the Old German word hros, which means horse.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rossner, Rosner, Rossener, Rosener, Rossne, Rosne, Rossene, Rosene, Rozner, Rozener, Roessner, Roesner, Roessener and many more.
First found in Silesia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the branches became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Chronicles first mention Henrich Rosener of Aussig in 1330 and Pawel Rosener of Liegnitz in 1399. After the 14th century the single "s" was often replaced with a double "s," thus we have A. Rossner of Borna in Saxony in 1498.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roessner research. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1785, 1811, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Roessner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 32 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roessner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Roessner Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Honori et virtuti
Motto Translation: With honour and virtue.
The Roessner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roessner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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