Roos Family History
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Roos Name Meaning
Dutch (also de Roos) and Swiss German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose. Dutch (also de Roos): metonymic occupational name for someone who grew roses, from roos ‘rose’. Dutch: from the female personal name Rosa (Latin rosa ‘rose’). Dutch: nickname from roos ‘erysipelas’, an infection which causes reddening of the skin and scalp, applied presumably to someone with a ruddy complexion. Swiss German: from a personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’. Swedish and Danish (of German origin): as 1. Swedish: variant of Ros. English and Scottish: variant of Ross 2.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press