name Rosendale comes from when the family resided in the village of Rosindale near Clitheroe in the county of Lancashire
. The surname was originally derived from two elements, rosen
referring to a valley.
In this case the original bearers of the surname lived in a valley full of roses.
Early Origins of the Rosendale family
The surname Rosendale was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Rosendale family
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Rosendale Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Rosendale has been recorded under many different variations, including Rosindale, Rosendale, Rosedale, Rosedell, Rosdell and many more.
Early Notables of the Rosendale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rosendale family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rosendale or a variant listed above:
Rosendale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Rosendale, who settled in Baltimore in 1820
Contemporary Notables of the name Rosendale (post 1700)
- Matthew Rosendale, American Republican politician, Member of the Montana House of Representatives CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2014, June 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Simon Wolfe Rosendale (1842-1937), American lawyer and politician, New York State Attorney General from 1892 to 1893
- Richard Rosendale CMC, American chef