Type Surname (from location)
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Topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew; or a habitational name from a town house bearing the sign of a rose. It may also have been a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion, as well as a nickname of a soldier. In Canada it is a frequent secondary surname, which has also been used independently since 1704, and often translated as Rose in English.