Rosie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Rosie is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. In Scotland, the island of Rousay is located on the Orkney Islands and dates back to Neolithic times. The island's spelling evolved from "Rollesay" in the 14th century and "Rowsay" in the 16th century. But before migrating to Scotland, the Rosie family lived in Normandy at the village of Rosay.

Early Origins of the Rosie family

The surname Rosie was first found in Norfolk, where they were Lords of the Manor of Waterden and West Rudham where Lambert de Rossei was an under tenant to Earl Warren. They were originally from Rosay, Seine-Inf, arrondisement of Dieppe, in the canton of Bellencombre. Descended was Lambert's son, Walkelin who held Castle Acres, and then succeeded by Ralph de Rosei about 1270. They seemingly moved north to Fife where they were granted the lands of Rossie near Montrose.

Rossie or Inch-Brayock, is an island, in the parish of Craig, county of Forfar. [1]

Early History of the Rosie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosie research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1245 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Rosie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rosie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rossi, Rossie, Rossei, Rossy, Rossey, Rosse and others.

Early Notables of the Rosie family (pre 1700)

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United States Rosie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Rosie, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1688 [2]
Rosie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward James Rosie, who arrived in Virginia in 1801 [2]

Canada Rosie migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Murdock Rosie, aged 20, who arrived in Canada in 1811

Contemporary Notables of the name Rosie (post 1700) +

  • Miss Rosie Kaur Gindy M.B.E. (b. 1984), British Founder and Director of Miss Macaroon Community Interest Company, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to the community in Birmingham [3]
  • Rosie Rushton (b. 1946), British writer
  • Rosie Bonds Kreidler (b. 1944), American athlete at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Rosie Beaton, Australian radio announcer
  • Rosie Ledet (b. 1971), American Creole Zydeco accordion player
  • Rosie Vanier, British singer and keyboard player
  • Rosie Tenison (b. 1968), American model and actress, identical twin sister of Renee Tenison
  • Rosie Staniforth, English biochemist at the University of Sheffield
  • Rosie Marcel (b. 1977), English actress, best known for her role in the BBC drama series, Holby City
  • Rosie Engman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2008

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook
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