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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.

Roese Early Origins



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.

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Roese Spelling Variations


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Roese 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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Roese Early History


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Roese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roese 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 Roese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roese Early Notables (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...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roese 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:

Roese Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Roese, who landed in New York, NY in 1782
  • Henrich Roese, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Roese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Roese, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Gustav Roese, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Christian Roese, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Frederick Roese, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1851

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Roese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roese 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 9 September 2013 at 20:13.

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