Means "from the rose bushes", from French rosier
"rose bush". It probably referred to a person who lived close to, or cared for a rose garden.
Means "violet" in Czech, referring to the flower. It may have originally referred to a person who lived near a sign bearing violets, or it may have been given to a person who lived in a place where violets grew.
From a nickname, from a southern variant of the Italian word garofano
From Japanese 伊 (i)
meaning "this" and 藤 (tou)
meaning "wisteria". The final character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
From Japanese 加 (ka)
meaning "add, increase" and 藤 (tou)
meaning "wisteria". The latter character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
ROSE (1) English, French, German, Jewish
Means "rose" from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose
, all from Latin rosa
. All denote a person of a rosy complexion or a person who lived in an area abundant with roses. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental, from Yiddish רויז (roiz)
From Japanese 佐 (sa)
meaning "help, aid" and 藤 (tou)
meaning "wisteria". The final character might indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan. This is the most common surname in Japan.