Show ContentsRoeser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished surname Roeser 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 Roeser family

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

Early History of the Roeser family

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

Roeser 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 Roeser family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Roeser 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 Roeser migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roeser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Roeser, who settled in Texas in 1844 aboard the ship "Herschel"

Contemporary Notables of the name Roeser (post 1700) +

  • Donald Bruce Roeser (b. 1947), known by his stage name Buck Dharma, an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being a member of Blue Öyster Cult where he wrote the band's best-known hits, including "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and others
  • John Otto Roeser (1923-2014), American engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, businessman, founder of Otto Engineering Inc. in Carpentersville, Illinois
  • Richard Andrew "Andy" Roeser (b. 1959), American former president of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association
  • Thomas F. Roeser (1928-2011), American Chicago-based conservative writer and broadcaster who broadcast for many years on WLS 890 AM talk radio on Facebook