Last name: ROOSEVELT

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ROOSEVELT : This last name is indexed 189,135 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ROOSEVELT : Dutch: habitational name either from a farm named Rozenveld (there is one in Zeeland) or from one named Ruiseveld (there is one in Brabant). Rozenfeld could be a compound of Middle Dutch rose ‘wild rose’ (or ‘poppy’?) + velt ‘open country’ or like Ruiseveld of Middle Dutch rusch ‘rush reed’ (roos- in field names) + velt thus ‘open land growing with rushes’. If the source is Ruiseveld then Roosevelt is a variant of the Flemish surname Van Ruyssevelt recorded as Roysevelt in 1646 and de Roosevelt in 1652.

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