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Type Surname
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. rose hart
, rosh hart
, ross hart
Other Forms FormsRoßhart, Rosshart, Roshart

Meaning & History

The original spelling of the name is Roßhart. Roß means "horse" and hart means "hard" in German. The name was changed when the family immigrated to the United States in the 1850's. Some took on the name "Rosshart", and some "Roszhart" as the ß has the "sss" sound.
Added 7/18/2016 by anonymous
Edited 3/6/2020 by Mike C