The German state of Silesia
is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Rosenow. 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 Rosenow family
The surname Rosenow 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 Rosenow family
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Rosenow 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 Rosenow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rosenow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Paul Roosen, who sailed to Germantown, Pa. in 1700. Among the other immigrants who followed this first settler were: Matthas Rosing, who sailed to America in 1709.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rosenow (post 1700)
- Shannon Rosenow (b. 1972), Canadian footballer on the Canada women's national football team
- Geoff "Tex" Rosenow (1942-1999), Australian police officer and rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from 1962 to 1970, posthumously inducted into the Victoria Police sporting hall of fame