The Rouswell 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."
as Lords of the Manor.
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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... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rouswell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.