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Recorded in over two hundred spelling forms including Rose of England, Flanders, and Germany, Larose and Roz of France, Ross of Scotland, Royce, Roset, and Rising of England, Rosa and Rosi of Italy and Spain, Rosone and Rosetti of Italy, Rosanski of Poland, and many, many, more, this is a European medieval surname. It is ancient being of pre-Christian Roman or Hebrew origins. It derives from the ancient Latin word 'rosa' meaning 'the rose', or the Hebrew 'royze' of the same meaning. It can be said to have four possible but ultimately overlapping sources.

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