Ros Family History
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Ros Name Meaning
Catalan: nickname for someone with blond hair or a fair complexion, from Latin russus. Swedish: ornamental name from ros ‘rose’. Slovenian: nickname from the dialect adjective ros ‘russet’, hence denoting a person with russet-colored hair. Compare Rus 2. Slovenian (Roš): probably also a nickname from roš, a reduced form of rovaš ‘stick split lengthwise’, which was used to keep accounts (by scoring or making notches in the wood). Cambodian or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press