Rozier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Rozier, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Rozier, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Savoie. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate while names of larger areas usually indicated a former dweller or a very powerful, titled landholder. The Rozier family originally lived in the province of Savoie.

Early Origins of the Rozier family

The surname Rozier was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

In 1368 the head of the Rossier family met with the Count of Geneva, their overlord, to render assistance and tidings. Jean-François Rossier was the councilor to the Duke of Savoie, and was charged by the Duke to represent him in the purchase of the Baronies of Ponain and Cerdon from Charles de La Chambre on the 10th of September in 1565. This same Jean-François Rossier was the Lord of Tresserve and later became the Master Auditor for the Treasury of Savoie on the 26th of February, 1580. Jean-François' name has been incorrectly associated with Roffier in the matter dealt with by the Magistrate of Savoie according to the records. From the original line of Savoie, this ancient family branched, expanded and prospered to become a very important family through the events of the times.

Antoine Desrosiers, born in 1619, worked as a judge in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and was married to Anne Le Neuf du Herisson. He passed away in 1691 and was buried at Champlain, Quebec on 9th August 1691. [1]

Early History of the Rozier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rozier research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1565, and 1580 are included under the topic Early Rozier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rozier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Desrosiers, des Rosiers, des Rosier, Desrosiés, Rosiere, Rosieres, Rossieres, Rossiere, Rosier and many more.

Early Notables of the Rozier family (pre 1700)

Notable in the family name at this time was James Rosier (1575-1635), one of the early English voyagers to America. He sailed with Bartholomew Gosnold on his voyage to New England in March-July 1602, and with George Weymouth on his voyage in March-July 1605. In 1605, he wrote 'A True Relation of Captain George Waymouth his Voyage made this present Year, 1605, in the...
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rozier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rozier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rozier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Rozier, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Australia Rozier migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rozier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Rozier, English convict who was convicted in Suffolk, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 10th August 1838, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rozier (post 1700) +

  • Robert Earnest Rozier (b. 1955), American former professional football player
  • Clifford Glen Rozier (b. 1972), retired American professional basketball player
  • Michael Rozier (b. 1961), former American collegiate and professional football running back
  • Janine Rozier (b. 1938), member of the Senate of France
  • Jean-Marcel Rozier (b. 1936), equestrian from France and Olympic champion
  • Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (1754-1785), French chemistry and physics teacher
  • Jacques Rozier (b. 1926), French film director and screenwriter
  • Philippe Rozier (b. 1963), French show jumping rider


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 23rd August 2020, Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/augusta-jessie)


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