Rosenberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rosenberg family

The surname Rosenberg was first found in Austria, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, with each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Translated literally, the name means "rose hill."

Early History of the Rosenberg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosenberg research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1603, 1645, 1708, 1790, and 1801 are included under the topic Early Rosenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rosenberg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rosenberg, Roseberg, Roesberg, Rozeberg, Rozenberg, Rosenburg, Rosenburgh, Roseburg, Roesburg, Rozeburg, Rozenburg, Rozenberger, Rosinburg, Rosinburgh, Rozinburg, Rosenberger and many more.

Early Notables of the Rosenberg family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rosenberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rosenberg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E. R. Rosenberg went to New Orleans, La. in 1823
  • Frances Rosenberg, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828 [1]
  • Moses F Rosenberg, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1841 [1]
  • Henry Rosenberg, who landed in Texas in 1843 [1]
  • Johanna Rosenberg, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Rosenberg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Rosenberg, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901 [1]

Australia Rosenberg migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rosenberg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Franz Joseph Ehrhard Rosenberg, aged 24, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]
  • Henrietta Elisabeth Rosenberg, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]
  • Augusta Bertha Rosenberg, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]
  • J. Adolph Rosenberg, aged 17, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]

New Zealand Rosenberg migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Rosenberg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Sven Rosenberg, (b. 1852), aged 22, German settler from German y travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [3]
  • Mr. Johannes Rosenberg, (b. 1854), aged 20, Swedish settler from Sweden travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rosenberg (post 1700) +

  • Milton J. "Milt" Rosenberg (1925-2018), American psychology professor at the University of Chicago and radio host at WGN
  • Scott Rosenberg (b. 1963), American actor, screenwriter and film producer
  • Tina Rosenberg (b. 1960), American journalist and author awarded the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
  • Howard Rosenberg, American TV critic (retired) awarded the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
  • Leonard Rosenberg (1920-2004), birth name of Tony Randall, American Golden Globe winning actor, comic, producer and director
  • Leonard Herman Rosenberg (b. 1912), founder and president of the Chesapeake Life Insurance Company
  • Harold Rosenberg (b. 1906), American writer and art critic
  • Alex Rosenberg (b. 1926), American mathematician at Cornell University
  • Alice Rosenberg, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1943 [4]
  • Alex J. Rosenberg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [4]
  • ... (Another 43 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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