When Nancy Ann Rose was born in December 1820, in North Carolina, United States, her father, James Rose, was 21 and her mother, Edna Caroline Harper, was 16. She married James H. Rhodes in May 1844, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years and Davis Township, Grant, Arkansas, United States in 1900. She died in 1906, in Grant, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 86.
English, Scottish, French, Walloon, Danish, and German: from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (from Latin rosa), in various applications. In part, it is a topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house bearing the sign of the rose. It is also found, especially in Europe, as a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion (compare 4 below). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates and similar-sounding names from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Rózsa (see Rozsa ), Slovak Róža and Czech Roza . Compare 6 below and French Larose 2.
English: from the Middle English female personal name Rohese, Roese, later Rose, Royse (ancient Germanic Hrodohaidis, Rothaid, composed of the elements hrōd ‘fame, renown’ + haid(is) ‘kind, sort’).
English and Scottish: variant of Ross .
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