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The surname Rossel was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "Roc-el," a diminutive of "Rosce," which is itself derived from the Old French "rous," meaning "red." It is likely that the name was first bestowed as a nickname on someone with red hair or a red complexion.

Rossel Early Origins



The surname Rossel was first found in Lancashire at Rossall, near Fleetwood. The village dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Rushdale. The first record of the surname was Huges de Rozel. He was one of the benefactors of the Abbey of St. Etienne at Caen, founded by William the Conquerer. It was also borne by Patriz Rozel, a Knight Templar, in 1185.

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Rossel Spelling Variations


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Rossel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rossell, Rossel, Rosel, Rosell, Rozel, Rozell and many more.

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Rossel Early History


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Rossel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rossel research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1195, 1214, 1740 and 1871 are included under the topic Early Rossel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rossel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rossel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rossel 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:

Rossel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Rossel, who landed in Maryland in 1678
  • Francis Rossel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683

Rossel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joachim Rossel, aged 56, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jerick Rossel, aged 4, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Catharine Rossel, aged 10, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Maria Crete Rossel, aged 2, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Johan Christoph Rossel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rossel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Christian Rossel, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Friedr Jak Rossel, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Joh Phil Rossel, who arrived in America in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rossel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rossel (post 1700)



  • Willy Otto Rossel (1921-2015), Swiss-born American chef, an internationally known Chef de Cuisine

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Rossel Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Rossel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rossel 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 5 October 2015 at 10:25.

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