Meaning & History
Means "of Rossum". Rossum was a small town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. The town was removed in 1999, as were the towns Ammerzoden, Hedel, Heerewaarden and Maasdriel. All these towns became one town in the same year: Maasdriel. The town of Rossum was founded in 1955, out of the town Hurwenen and the old town Rossum. Rossum is mentioned as Rotheheim in an document from 893. The name Rotheheim is put together of rothe, which indicates a place where forest is cleared, and heim, which means "place of residence".