Noble surnames, such as Rosieres, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Rosieres, 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 Rosieres family originally lived in the province of Savoie.
Early Origins of the Rosieres family
The surname Rosieres 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.
Early History of the Rosieres family
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Rosieres 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 Rosieres family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rosieres family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Rosier who settled in Maine in 1602; James Rosier who settled in Maine in 1605; Eliza Rosier who settled in Virginia in 1650.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rosieres (post 1700)
- Paul Louis Antoine de Rosières, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Paul Rosières. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html