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Rosse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French , German , Italian , Scottish


The surname Rosse 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 Rosse family lived in Normandy at the village of Rosay.


Early Origins of the Rosse family


The surname Rosse 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Rosse family


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Rosse Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rosse family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rosse family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rosse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas and Rebecca Rosse settled with their two sons in Virginia in 1623
  • Henry Rosse, who settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Henry Rosse, aged 31, who landed in Bermuda in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James Rosse, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James Rosse, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rosse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Margaret Rosse, aged 10, who landed in New York in 1711 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Catherine Rosse, who settled in Maryland in 1718
  • Frans Rosse immigrated to Philadelphia in 1753
  • Thomas Rosse, who settled in Maryland in 1775

Rosse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Rosse, who arrived in Mississippi in 1845 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Eva Rosse, who arrived in America in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Rosse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Wiliam Rosse, aged 16, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Rosse (post 1700)


  • James M. Rosse (b. 1885), American politician, U.S. Consul in Three Rivers, 1885-89; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Three Rivers, 1893; Chaudière JCT, 1898 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Florence L. Rosse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1996, 2000 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Parsons Rosse (1800-1867), Irish astronomer

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Citations


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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