Rosenkranz Family History
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Rosenkranz Name Meaning
Dutch, German, and Scandinavian: from Middle Low German rosenkranz ‘wreath’, ‘rosary’ (or a cognate in a related language), hence a metonymic occupational name for a wreath or rosary maker, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a wreath or in a place named with this word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of the Dutch and German name, or of the German word Rosenkranz ‘wreath’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press