The surname Rosstes was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine Roste, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1718; Hannah Roste, who arrived in America in 1745; Balthaser Rost, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754.