Roosen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Roosen. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and 6th centuries.

Early Origins of the Roosen family

The surname Roosen was first found in Silesia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Roosen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roosen research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1546, 1561, 1697, and 1802 are included under the topic Early Roosen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roosen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rosen, Rosin, Rosing, Rossen, Rozen, Rozin, Roosen, Roesin, Roessen, Roezen, Roezin, Roesler, Roessler, Rosler, Roseler and many more.

Early Notables of the Roosen family (pre 1700)

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United States Roosen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roosen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Paul Roosen, who sailed to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1700
  • Herman Roosen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]


  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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