Johann Georg Jakob Ross

Male26 June 1812–4 May 1871

Brief Life History of Johann Georg Jakob

When Johann Georg Jakob Ross was born on 26 June 1812, in Staffel, Kreis Bensheim, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany, his father, Jakob Ross, was 50 and his mother, Elisabeth Catharina Pfeiffer, was 44. He died on 4 May 1871, in his hometown, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Jakob Ross
1761–1839
Elisabeth Catharina Pfeiffer
1767–1815
Eva Elisabeth Ross
1795–1863
Johann Adam Ross
1797–1797
Johann Adam Ross
1798–1868
Johann Nickel Ross
1801–1890
Johann Peter Ross
1804–1806
Anna Elisabeth Roß
1807–1840
Georg Heinrich Ross
1809–1878
Johann Georg Jakob Ross
1812–1871
Ross
1815–1815

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    World Events (4)

    1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

    Age 1

    On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

    1814

    Age 2

    The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

    Age 40

    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from one or other of a number of Scottish and English places called Ross or Roos(e), especially Roose (Lancashire) and Roos (East Yorkshire). The placenames derive from a British ancestor of Welsh rhos ‘moor, heath, plain’, which is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. The Scottish surname has at least three origins. First, the Anglo-Norman family from Roos (East Yorkshire) was introduced to Scotland when Robert of Roos, lord of Wark Castle (Northumberland), married Isabella, an illegitimate daughter of King William the Lion. Second, various families took the name from the province of Ross in northern Scotland and other places of that name. Third, there were Norman families in Scotland by the 13th century who probably derived their name from Rots in Normandy (see 2 below). The descendants of Godfrey de Ros, tenant of the de Morville lords of Cunninghame, were major landholders in Ayrshire, and almost certainly took their name from Rots. The Rose family of Kilravock (Nairnshire) may take their name from either of these three (see Rose ). The lairds of Balnagown adopted the surname Ross after the earldom of Ross (to which they considered themselves rightful heirs) had passed into other hands through the female line.

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rots in Calvados (France), probably named with the ancient Germanic element rod ‘clearing’ (compare Rhodes ). This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 and had major estates in Kent until well into the 13th century.

    English: habitational name from Wrose, in Shipley, near Bradford (Yorkshire), with re-spelling of Wr- as R- due to the loss of /w/ before /r/ in early modern English pronunciation. The spelling Wrose is no longer current. The placename derives from Old English wrāse ‘knot, something twisted’, referring to the steep-sided hill on which the settlement stands, with the sense ‘broken or twisting hill’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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