Roesner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Roesner 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 Roesner family

The surname Roesner 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 in 1498.

Early History of the Roesner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roesner research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1785, 1811, 1848, 1658, 1724, 1848 and 1811 are included under the topic Early Roesner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roesner Spelling Variations

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 Roesner family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roesner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Roesner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roesner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fritz Roesner, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Spree" from Bremen, Germany [1]
Roesner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rudolf Roesner, aged 31, originally from Haugenstein, Austria, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Cleveland" from Hamburg, Germany [2]
  • Lina Roesner, aged 23, originally from Hildesheim, Germany, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Princess Matoika" from Bremen, Germany [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Roesner (post 1700) +

  • David Roesner, American actor, known for his role as an umpire in Major League II (1994)
  • Robert A. "Bob" Roesner (1926-2012), American Major League Baseball umpire from 1978 to 1979
  • Daniel Roesner (b. 1984), German Günter Strack TV Award nominated actor, known for Alarm für Cobra 11-Die Autobahnpolizei (1996), Die trojanische Kuh (2006) and A Quiet Life (2010)
  • Carl Roesner (1804-1869), Austrian architect


The Roesner 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.




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