Field of Roses/Roosevelt
Having just waded my way through a a comprehensive biography of Alexander Hamilton (see my earlier blog) at
I am now enjoying a biography (published in 1992 and written by Nathan Miller) of President Theodore Roosevelt.
|Published by Quill//William Morrow1992|
The surname Roosevelt is Dutch by origin, It arises from the town/area from which the family grew.
Roosevelt, and its alternative spellings, means (in English) FIELD OF ROSES.
Makes sense n'est pas?
But I wager that many Brits, Americans, and Europeans (apart from the Dutch) have never made this connection.
(I saw my Dutch/South African friend Pal Van D. this afternoon and he confirmed the meaning/origin of the Roosevelt name/)