Ros Name Meaning

Catalan: nickname for someone with blond hair or a fair complexion, from Latin russus. Swedish: ornamental name from ros ‘rose’. Slovenian: nickname from the dialect adjective ros ‘russet’, hence denoting a person with russet-colored hair. Compare Rus 2. Slovenian (Roš): probably also a nickname from roš, a reduced form of rovaš ‘stick split lengthwise’, which was used to keep accounts (by scoring or making notches in the wood). Cambodian or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


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

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Ros Family Origin

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Ros Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ros. 54% of Ros men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Ros women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ros were Cook and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Cultivateur
    16%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Cook
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%

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Ros Life Expectancy

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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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