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.
Derived from Old High German forst
"forest". Probably unrelated to the Old French word forest
, which was derived from Latin, Old High German forst
was derived from foraha
meaning "fir tree".
From a nickname, from a southern variant of the Italian word garofano
Means "green forest" from German grün
"green" and Wald
From a place name that is probably derived from the Brythonic element cet
meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles.
Derived from Middle High German kol
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
From a Spanish place name (belonging to various villages) derived from ortiga
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)
Ornamental name derived from German Wald
meaning "forest" and Vogel
Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.