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Where did the English Rosemary family come from? What is the English Rosemary family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rosemary family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rosemary family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Roseman, Rosamund, Rosamond, Rosomon, Rosamond, Rosmer and many more.
First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when Rosamunda held estates in Suffolk.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosemary research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Rosemary History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Rosemary Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Rosemary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rosemary 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.
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