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Rose Family History

Rose Name Meaning
English, Scottish, French, and German: from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (Latin rosa), in various applications. In part it is a topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew, or a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of the rose. It is also found, especially in Europe, as a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and similar-sounding names from other European languages.English: variant of Royce.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the word for the flower (German Rose, Yiddish royz), or a metronymic name from the Yiddish female personal name Royze, derived from the word for the flower.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Rose Families

  • Number of Rose families
     1,330 - 2,657
     444 - 1,329
     1 - 443
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rose families
     1,966 - 3,930
     656 - 1,965
     1 - 655
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rose families
     143 - 283
     48 - 142
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rose Family Origin

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Rose Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rose

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Rose Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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