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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”) In 2007, 8600 people were named Roos and another 2880 “de Roos” in the Netherlands. In the UK, Roos may be of patronymic origin (“Andrews”) or indicating red hair (Old English “Rouse”). The name is also relatively common in Sweden (5,902 people in 2010) and Finland (1219 in 2012)

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

  • Amy Mothersbaugh Roos (b. 1962), American artist and gallerist
  • Cajetan Roos (1690-1770), Italian landscape painter, son of Philipp Peter
  • Camilla Overbye Roos (b. 1969), Danish film actress
  • Don Roos (born 1959), American screenwriter and film director
  • Enn Roos (1908-1990), Estonian Soviet sculptor
  • Eva Roos (1872-1956), British children's books illustrator
  • Fred Roos (born 1934), American film producer
  • Graham Roos (b. 1966), British producer, writer and performer
  • Jaime Roos (b. 1953), Uruguayan musician
  • Jan Roos (c.1591-1638), Flemish painter who worked in Italy as Giovanni Rosa
  • Joanna Roos (1901-1989), American actress and playwright
  • Johann Heinrich Roos (1631-1685), German painter, father of Philipp Peter and Johann Melchior
  • Johann Melchior Roos (1663-1731), German painter, son of Johann Heinrich
  • Joseph Roos (1726-1805), Austrian painter, son of Cajetan
  • Kelly Roos, pseudonym of William Roos (1911-1987) and Audrey Kelley (1912-1982), American crime fiction writers
  • Kjell Roos (b. 1965), Swedish guitarist and singer
  • Martin Roos (b. 1972), Swedish guitarist and manager of Kent
  • Mary Roos (b. 1949), German singer and actor
  • Noella Roos (b. 1969), Dutch painter
  • Philipp Peter Roos (1655-1706), German painter, son of Johann Heinrich
  • S.H. de Roos (1877-1962), Dutch type and book cover designer and artist
  • Stefan Roos (b. 1970), Swedish actor and screen writer
  • Theodor Roos (1638-1698), German painter, brother of Johann Heinrich
  • Toon Roos (b. 1964), Dutch jazz saxophonist and composer
  • William Roos (1808-1878), Welsh painter and engraver
  • Sports
  • Aat de Roos (1919-1992), Dutch field hockey player
  • Ann-Sofi Roos (b. 1959), Swedish Olympic swimmer
  • Axel Roos (b. 1964), German football player and coach
  • Bertil Roos (1943-2016), Formula One driver from Sweden
  • David Roos (b. 1982), South African paralympian athlete
  • Elisandro Naressi Roos (b. 1976), a.k.a. Santiago, Brazilian footballer
  • JC Roos (b. 1990), South African rugby player
  • Jake Roos (b. 1980), South African golfer
  • Michael Roos (b. 1982), Estonian-born American football player
  • Michael Roos (b. 1991), Swiss ice hockey player
  • Nancy Roos (1905–1957), American chess champion
  • Paul Roos (1880–1948), South African rugby player, first Springbok captain
  • Paul Roos (b. 1963), Australian rules football player and coach
  • Suzy Powell-Roos (b. 1976), American discus thrower
  • Military
  • Axel Erik Roos (1684-1765), Swedish general
  • Carl Gustaf Roos (1655-1702), Swedish general
  • George Roos-Keppel (1866-1921), British military officer
  • Margareta Elisabeth Roos (1696–1772), Swedish-Estonian cross-dressing female in the Swedish army
  • Politics
  • John Roos (b. 1955), American diplomat, former Ambassador to Japan
  • Karl Roos (1878-1940), Alsace politician
  • Lawrence K. Roos (1918-2005), American (Missouri) banker and politician
  • Mike Roos (b. 1946), American (Californian) politician
  • Thea de Roos (born 1949), Dutch historian and politician
  • Tielman Roos (1879-1935), South African politician
  • Other
  • Barney Roos (1888-1960), American automotive engineer
  • Folkert de Roos (1920-2000), Dutch economist
  • J P Roos (b. 1945), Finnish sociologist
  • Jan Roos (b. 1977), Dutch columnist
  • Johan Roos (born 1961), Swedish organizational theorist
  • Jorgen Roos (1922-1998), Danish documentary filmmaker
  • Magnus Friedrich Roos (1727-1803), German theologian
  • Martin Roos (b. 1942), Romanian Roman Catholic bishop
  • Robert de Roos (c.1170-1227), ancestor of the Barons Ros of Helmsley
  • Rosalie Roos (1823-1898), Swedish feminist activist and writer
  • Victor Roos (1888-1964), American founder of several aircraft companies, including Cessna
  • References

    Roos (surname) Wikipedia

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