Roos (surname)

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Roos is a surname with multiple origins. In Dutch, Low German and Swiss German “Roos” means “Rose” and the surname is often of toponymic origin (e.g. someone lived in a house named “the rose”)[1] In 2007, 8600 people were named Roos and another 2880 “de Roos” in the Netherlands.[2] In the UK, Roos may be of patronymic origin (“Andrews”) or indicating red hair (Old English “Rouse”). [3] The name is also relatively common in Sweden (5,902 people in 2010) and Finland (1219 in 2012)[4]

People with the name "Roos" or "de Roos" include:


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  1. ^ Roos Name Meaning at
  2. ^ Roos at the Meertens Institute database of surnames in the Netherlands
  3. ^ Roos at the
  4. ^ Roos in Finland