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The ancient and distinguished surname Roesch is derived from the Middle High German word "rose," meaning "a rose." The name may have been first borne by someone who lived near a rose garden, or by someone who lived in a house bearing the sign of the rose. Alternatively, the name may be of nickname origin, referring to someone with a "rosy" complexion. The surname is common in many European countries, including England, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well as Germany, and can be found under a large number of spelling variations.

Roesch Early Origins



The surname Roesch was first found in Silesia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the family emerged independently during the Middle Ages; there are records dating from the 13th documenting the presence of the name Roesch in Schleswig-Holstein, Pomerania, Alsace, Swabia, and Bohemia, as well as Silesia.

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Roesch Spelling Variations


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Roesch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rose, Rosse, Rhose, Roese, Roser, Roeser, Roze, Roos, Roose, Roosa, Roosen and many more.

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Roesch Early History


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Roesch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roesch research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1639, 1579, 1631, 1685, 1736, 1771, 1762, 1807, 1795, 1864, 1798 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Roesch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roesch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roesch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Roesch were Johann Heinrich Roos (1631-1685), a German Baroque era landscape painter and etcher; Valentine Rose the elder (1736-1771) was the discoverer of "Rose's fusible metal." His son, Valentine Rose the younger (b.1762-1807), also made...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roesch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roesch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Roesch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johann Michael Roesch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Michael Roesch, who landed in America in 1783

Roesch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Roesch, aged 56, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • J G Roesch, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Carl Roesch, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1854
  • August Roesch, who landed in Colorado in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roesch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roesch (post 1700)



  • Michael Roesch (b. 1974), American film director, film producer and screenwriter
  • Kurt Ferdinand Roesch (1905-1984), German-born, American painter
  • Ronald Roesch (b. 1947), American professor of psychology and director of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University
  • William Russell Roesch (b. 1865), American politician, 1st, 5th, 9th, 11th, and 21st mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida 1896-1897, 1901–1902, 1905–1906, 1908–1909, 1924–1925
  • Angelika Roesch (b. 1977), German former professional tennis player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Roesch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roesch 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 18:46.

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