Roese History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished surname Roese 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.

Early Origins of the Roese family

The surname Roese 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 Roese in Schleswig-Holstein, Pomerania, Alsace, Swabia, and Bohemia, as well as Silesia.

Early History of the Roese family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roese research. Another 193 words (14 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 Roese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roese Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Roese family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Roese 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...
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United States Roese migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roese Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Roese, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Henrich Roese, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Roese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Roese, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Gustav Roese, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Christian Roese, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Frederick Roese, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1851


  1. ^ 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)


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