Meaning and Origin of: Rosevear

Family name origins & meanings

  • Cornish : habitational name from either of two places called Roseveare. The one in St. Austell is named from Cornish ros ‘moor’ + mur ‘great’, ‘large’; the other, in St. Mawgan in Meneage, is from res ‘ford’ + mur. In both cases, the initial m- of the adjective has been lenited to v-.