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ROZENBERG Origin of surname

ROZENBERG

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name.

Rozenberg is a variant of Rosenberg.

Literally "rose mountain" in German, this surname could be derived from the towns of Rosenberg in Poland, Czechoslavakia and Germany. Rozenberg is one of many family names comprising the term for, or name of, a flower. Some authorities record it as one of the numerous forms of the matronymic in honor of a woman called Rosa or Rose, or as coming from a medieval house sign of the rose (many Jewish families adopted their house sign as their family name, especially those coming from Frankfurt am Main, Germany).

The second component, Berg, literally "mountain" in German/Yiddish, is a common artificial name in Jewish surnames, that can be found as a prefix (Bergstein) or a suffix (Goldberg). The term Berg is found in many German and other place names. Jews lived since the 13th century in the former Duchy and Grand Duchy of Berg in Westphalia, from which they might have derived Berg as a family name. One family is known to have taken the name Berg as an acronym (a name created from the initial letters of a Hebrew phrase, and which refers to a relative, lineage or occupation) of Ben Reb Gershon ("son of Rabbi Gershon"). In the 20th century Rozenberg is recorded as a Jewish family name during World War II with Belorussia (today Belarus)-born Mosek Rozenberg who was deported from France to the German death camp at Auschwitz in July 1942.
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ROZENBERG Origin of surname
ROZENBERG

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name.

Rozenberg is a variant of Rosenberg.

Literally "rose mountain" in German, this surname could be derived from the towns of Rosenberg in Poland, Czechoslavakia and Germany. Rozenberg is one of many family names comprising the term for, or name of, a flower. Some authorities record it as one of the numerous forms of the matronymic in honor of a woman called Rosa or Rose, or as coming from a medieval house sign of the rose (many Jewish families adopted their house sign as their family name, especially those coming from Frankfurt am Main, Germany).

The second component, Berg, literally "mountain" in German/Yiddish, is a common artificial name in Jewish surnames, that can be found as a prefix (Bergstein) or a suffix (Goldberg). The term Berg is found in many German and other place names. Jews lived since the 13th century in the former Duchy and Grand Duchy of Berg in Westphalia, from which they might have derived Berg as a family name. One family is known to have taken the name Berg as an acronym (a name created from the initial letters of a Hebrew phrase, and which refers to a relative, lineage or occupation) of Ben Reb Gershon ("son of Rabbi Gershon"). In the 20th century Rozenberg is recorded as a Jewish family name during World War II with Belorussia (today Belarus)-born Mosek Rozenberg who was deported from France to the German death camp at Auschwitz in July 1942.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People