Rozel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Rozel 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.

Early Origins of the Rozel family

The surname Rozel 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.

Early History of the Rozel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rozel research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1195, 1214, 1740 and 1871 are included under the topic Early Rozel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rozel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Rozel family (pre 1700)

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United States Rozel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rozel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marie J. Rozel, aged 36, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Spree" from Southampton, England [1]
  • John Rozel, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool & Queenstown [2]
Rozel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mordche Rozel, aged 18, originally from Witebsk, Russia, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Statendam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [3]




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