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
on someone with red hair or a red complexion.
at Rossall, near Fleetwood. The village dates back to the
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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of this family name include: Rossell, Rossel, Rosel, Rosell, Rozel, Rozell and many more.