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The Rosswell surname is a Cornish habitation name taken on from the place name Ryswal in the parish of Towednack. The place name comes from the Cornish words "res," meaning "ford," and "wall," meaning "a rampart."

Early Origins of the Rosswell family


The surname Rosswell was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor.

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Early History of the Rosswell family

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Early History of the Rosswell family


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Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1327, 1519, 1599, 1619, 1725, 1520, 1588, 1640, 1590, 1656, 1630, 1692, 1679, 1722, 1635, 1684, 1671 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Rosswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rosswell Spelling Variations

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Rosswell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rossell, Rosewell, Rosewall, Rosswell and others.

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Early Notables of the Rosswell family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Rosswell family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was William Rosewell (born about 1520), Solicitor-General to Queen Elizabeth, born in Loxton, Somerset; Richard Rosewell (c.1588-1640) of Dunkerton, gentleman; Sir Henry Rosewell (1590-1656) of Forde Abbey, Devon...
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Migration of the Rosswell family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Rosswell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Rosewell, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1629; John Rosewell, a servant sent to Virginia in 1661; Roger Rosewell, who arrived in Barbados in 1658.

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