The surname Rössner 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.
Early Origins of the Rössner family
The surname Rössner was 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
Early History of the Rössner family
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Rössner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rossner, Rosner, Rossener, Rosener, Rossne, Rosne, Rossene, Rosene, Rozner, Rozener, Roessner, Roesner, Roessener and many more.
Early Notables of the Rössner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rössner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rössner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anton Rossner, who immigrated to Texas in 1846
- Julius Rossner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1889 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Rössner (post 1700)
- Judith Perelman Rossner, American novelist
- Petra Rossner (b. 1966), German cyclist
- Stephan Rössner (b. 1942), Swedish physician
The Rössner Motto
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.