When George Washington Roseberry was born about 1816, in Virginia, United States, his father, Absalom Roseberry, was 49 and his mother, Ann Dykes, was 37. He married Martha Thurman about 1837, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died before 1860, in Newton, Missouri, United States, and was buried in Missouri, United States.
Scottish and English (Durham): habitational name from Roxburgh (Roxburghshire), from the Old English personal name Hrōc (genitive Hrōces) + Old English burg ‘fortified place’ (see Bury ). This name has been established in Ulster (Ireland) since the 17th century and is now more common in Ireland than in Scotland or England.
Americanized form of Swedish Rosberg .