Van Rossum
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Surname VAN ROSSUM
SOURCE: Location
USAGE: Dutch
Meaning & History
Means "from Rossum", a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands which has now been merged into the municipality of Maasdriel. Rossum is mentioned as Rotheheim in a 9th-century document. The name Rotheheim is derived from rothe, which indicated a place where forest is cleared, and heim, which means "place of residence".