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 1881, the most common Ros occupation in the UK was Parish Relief. 100% of Ros's were Parish Reliefs.

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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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