Rose family page
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Origin of surname
This surname has nothing to do with the flower. It may have come to Jersey from England, in which case it would be one of the earliest recorded surnames to have come from there, but it is just as likely that it came from Normandy, because the English surname is believed to have developed from de Ross, and that family had its origins in the placename 'Rots', near Caen in Normandy. That, in turn, is believed to derive from the Germanic rod, meaning a clearing.
Aside from its appearance in 14th century documents, the surname first makes an appearance in the St Saviour church records with the burial of Jean in 1543. The St Brelade church registers contain the marriage of Pierre and Genette Horman in 1571, followed by the baptism of Pierre, their first son, the following year. Genette and her son both died in 1572, and Pierre again and had a daughter Jeanne with his new wife Germaine Janvrin in 1576. She was to die in her first year and Germaine died in 1578, leaving Pierre to marry for a third time.
Pierre was probably a brother of Thomas, Brelade, Jean and Guille, all of whom were married in St Brelade in the 1570s and had children baptised in the parish in the '70s and '80s. Jean and another brother, Martin, drowned in 1581.
The family is found almost exclusively in the parish of St Brelade, until the appearance of what is believed to be an entirely new family, from England, in St Helier at the beginning of the 19th century.
- Rose 1331
- Roze c1340
Great War service
- Percy Ormsby Rose (1887- ) (St Malo) son of George and Emma, ex-RMIJ, Private, Dorset Regiment
- Stanley Gordon Rose (1888- ) (St Malo) son of George and Emma, husband of Matilda, Aircraft Mechanic RAF
- William Douglas Rose (St H), Private, RAMC, no local records found
These wills created by members of the Rose family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Anne Rose, 75 Great Union Road, St Helier - 3 April 1918, D/Y/A/78
- George Rose, Maison Victor Hugo, St Clement bequeaths to Emma Auguste Rose the property 9 Old Street, Westminster for life; to Hugh Rose the properties 29, 31, 33 and 35 Saville Place, and 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 Little Canterbury Place, Lambeth - 15 March 1909, D/Y/A/68
- Horace Rose, Oak Glen, St Brelade - 3 October 1933, D/Y/A/95
- Hugh Rose, Vancouver, British Columbia - 18 April 1911, D/Y/A/70
- Oscar Rose, 4 Grenville Street, St Helier - 5 November 1936, D/Y/A/99
- Sarah Rose of Portelet, widow, bequeaths to Thomas Henry Rose the lease on the property at or near Sandown, Isle of Wight held from the late Sir Henry Oglander, Baronet - 12 June 1894, D/Y/A/53
- Susannah Rose of 10, Royal Crescent, widow - 27 February 1875, D/Y/A/38
- Thomas Rose, Portelet, St Brelade, bequeaths to Fanny Bannister a house situated near Cowley Hall, Cowley, Middlesex; to Agnes Olivia Eves a different house situated near Cowley Hall, Cowley, Middlesex - 3 November 1911, D/Y/A/70
- William Rose ran a stationery business and tea franchise at 55 King Street in the 1880s and '90s ...
- ... and his business also had an entrance on the Broad Street side
Family photograph album
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