Rosier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Rosier, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Rosier, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Savoie. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate while names of larger areas usually indicated a former dweller or a very powerful, titled landholder. The Rosier family originally lived in the province of Savoie.

Early Origins of the Rosier family

The surname Rosier was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

In 1368 the head of the Rossier family met with the Count of Geneva, their overlord, to render assistance and tidings. Jean-François Rossier was the councilor to the Duke of Savoie, and was charged by the Duke to represent him in the purchase of the Baronies of Ponain and Cerdon from Charles de La Chambre on the 10th of September in 1565. This same Jean-François Rossier was the Lord of Tresserve and later became the Master Auditor for the Treasury of Savoie on the 26th of February, 1580. Jean-François' name has been incorrectly associated with Roffier in the matter dealt with by the Magistrate of Savoie according to the records. From the original line of Savoie, this ancient family branched, expanded and prospered to become a very important family through the events of the times.

Antoine Desrosiers, born in 1619, worked as a judge in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and was married to Anne Le Neuf du Herisson. He passed away in 1691 and was buried at Champlain, Quebec on 9th August 1691. [1]

Early History of the Rosier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosier research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1565, and 1580 are included under the topic Early Rosier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rosier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Desrosiers, des Rosiers, des Rosier, Desrosiés, Rosiere, Rosieres, Rossieres, Rossiere, Rosier and many more.

Early Notables of the Rosier family (pre 1700)

Notable in the family name at this time was James Rosier (1575-1635), one of the early English voyagers to America. He sailed with Bartholomew Gosnold on his voyage to New England in March-July 1602, and with George Weymouth on his voyage in March-July 1605. In 1605, he wrote 'A True Relation of Captain George Waymouth his Voyage made this present Year, 1605, in the...
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rosier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rosier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Rosier who settled in Maine in 1602
  • James Rosier who settled in Maine in 1605
  • Morgan Rosier, who arrived in Virginia in 1618 [2]
  • Eliza Rosier who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Eliza Rosier, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Rosier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Laurence Rosier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [2]
  • DeBeau Rosier, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • George Rosier, who landed in New York in 1797 [2]
Rosier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gabriel Rosier, aged 46, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [2]
  • Carl Rosier, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Michael Rosier, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Rosalie Rosier, aged 17, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rosier (post 1700) +

  • Kevin Rosier (1962-2015), American kickboxer, boxer and mixed martial artist
  • Mourice Rosier, American politician, Social Democratic Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 15th District, 1904 [3]
  • Joseph A. Rosier, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 9th District, 1976 [3]
  • Joseph Rosier (1870-1951), American Democrat politician, U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1941-42; Defeated, 1942; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Marion County, 1947 [3]
  • A. J. Rosier (d. 1932), American politician, Member of Wyoming State Senate, 1932 [3]
  • Michèle Lazareff Rosier (1930-2017), French fashion journalist and designer, founder of the V de V sportswear label


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. 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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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