Roos Name Meaning

Dutch (also de Roos) and Swiss German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose. Dutch (also de Roos): metonymic occupational name for someone who grew roses, from roos ‘rose’. Dutch: from the female personal name Rosa (Latin rosa ‘rose’). Dutch: nickname from roos ‘erysipelas’, an infection which causes reddening of the skin and scalp, applied presumably to someone with a ruddy complexion. Swiss German: from a personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’. Swedish and Danish (of German origin): as 1. Swedish: variant of Ros. English and Scottish: variant of Ross 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ross, Rook, Roes, Root, Roof, Rokos, Loos, Ros, Goos, Hoos

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Roos Family Origin

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Roos Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Baker

    12%
  • Shoemaker

    12%
  • Cooper

    9%

In 1881, the most common Roos occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Roos's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Roos family was Cooper. Farmer, Baker and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roos.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Roos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Roos in 1947 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roos

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