When John Wentworth Roscoe was born on 26 February 1813, in Billtown, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, James Rusco, was 28 and his mother, Isabella Robinson, was 28. He married Elizabeth North about 1837, in Halls Harbour, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. He lived in Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 26 October 1886, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 73, and was buried in Billtown, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.
English (Lancashire): habitational name from Roscoe in Anderton (Lancashire), from Old Norse rá ‘roe, roe buck’ or rá ‘boundary’ + skógr ‘wood’.
Altered form of Racicot , a surname of French origin.
Americanized form of Slovak, Rusyn (from Slovakia), and Czech Roško, Hungarian Roskó, and in some cases also of Croatian or Serbian Roško (see Rosko ).
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