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Ros Surname Meaning

Catalan: nickname for someone with blond hair or a fair complexion ultimately from Latin russus. Swedish: ornamental name from ros ‘rose’. English and Scottish: variant of Ross . Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a breeder or keeper of horses from Middle Dutch ros ‘horse’. Dutch: nickname for a red-haired reddish or ruddy person. Slovenian: nickname from archaic ros ‘russet’ hence denoting a person with russet-colored hair. Compare Rous 6 and Rus 7: Slovenian (Roš): nickname from roš a shortened form of rovaš ‘stick split lengthwise’ which was used to keep accounts (by scoring or making notches in the wood). Compare Rosh 8: Cambodian: written រស់ from a Khmer word meaning e.g. ‘to be alive’. Compare Rous 7.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rosh, Ras, Kos, Rus, Ross, Rosa, Roos, Rose, Roy, Aros

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Where is the Ros family from?

You can see how Ros families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ros family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ros families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 20 Ros families living in Yorkshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ros's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ros families in 1891.
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What did your Ros ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ros. 77% of Ros women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Domestic Service
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ros. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Ros. For the veterans among your Ros ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ros lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ros life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Ros in 1959 was 25, and 66 in 2004.

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