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The surname Rossell 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.

Rossell Early Origins



The surname Rossell 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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Rossell Spelling Variations


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Rossell Spelling Variations



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

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Rossell Early History


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Rossell Early History



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

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Rossell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rossell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Rossell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Rossell, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • George Rossell, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Francis Rossell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Michael Rossell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683

Rossell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Rossell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rossell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rossell (post 1700)



  • Brigadier General William Trent Rossell (1849-1919), American Army officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • E.G. Daves Rossell Ph.D, American architect
  • Christine Rossell, American professor of political science at Boston University
  • Marina Rossell (b. 1954), Spanish Catalan singer
  • Benet Rossell i Sanuy (1937-2016), Spanish Catalan artist
  • Juan Rossell (b. 1969), Cuban Olympic volleyball player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Rossell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rossell 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 3 September 2016 at 07:52.

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