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The Rosewell surname is a Cornish habitation name taken on from the place name Ryswal in the parish of Towednack. The place name comes from the Cornish words "res," meaning "ford," and "wall," meaning "a rampart."

Rosewell Early Origins



The surname Rosewell was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor.

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Rosewell Spelling Variations


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Rosewell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rossell, Rosewell, Rosewall, Rosswell and others.

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Rosewell Early History


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Rosewell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosewell research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1327, 1519, 1599, 1619, 1725, 1520, 1588, 1640, 1590, 1656, 1630, 1692, 1679, 1722, 1635, 1684, 1671 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Rosewell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rosewell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rosewell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was William Rosewell (born about 1520), Solicitor-General to Queen Elizabeth, born in Loxton, Somerset; Richard Rosewell (c.1588-1640) of Dunkerton, gentleman; Sir Henry Rosewell (1590-1656) of Forde Abbey, Devon...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rosewell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosewell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Rosewell, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1629
  • Roger Rosewell, who arrived in Barbados in 1658
  • John Rosewell, a servant sent to Virginia in 1661
  • Thomas Rosewell, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • William Rosewell, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rosewell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Rosewell, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1759

Rosewell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Rosewell, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rosewell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rosewell (post 1700)



  • Edward J. Rosewell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964 (alternate), 1980
  • Bridget Rosewell, British economist
  • John S. H. Rosewell (1882-1938), Australian rugby union and rugby league player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Rosewell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rosewell 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 October 2015 at 09:47.

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