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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. Rose-er
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Other Forms FormsRöser, Rosser, Roser

Meaning & History

German: topographic name for "someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew" (see Rose 1), with the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.German (Röser): habitational name from places called Rös, Roes, or Rösa in Bavaria, Rhineland, and Saxony, or a variant of Rosser.Swiss German (Röser): from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on hrod "renown".English: "unexplained".
Added 7/29/2014 by JKRoser