The surname Roselle was brought to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "Roc-el," a diminutive of "Rosce," which is itself derived from the Old French "rous," meaning "red." It is likely that the name was first bestowed as a nickname
on someone with red hair or a red complexion.
Early Origins of the Roselle family
The surname Roselle was first found in Lancashire
at Rossall, near Fleetwood. The village dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Rushdale. The first record of the surname was Huges de Rozel. He was one of the benefactors of the Abbey of St. Etienne at Caen, founded by William the Conquerer. It was also borne by Patriz Rozel, a Knight Templar, in 1185.
Early History of the Roselle family
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Roselle Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rossell, Rossel, Rosel, Rosell, Rozel, Rozell and many more.
Early Notables of the Roselle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Roselle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Rossell, who immigrated to Virginia in 1652; George Rossell, who came to Maryland in 1659; Francis Rossel, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1683.
Contemporary Notables of the name Roselle (post 1700)
- James "Jim" Roselle (1926-2016), American radio personality for WJTN in Jamestown, New York from 1953 until his death in 2016