Late 16C English Given Names: Notes on Rosanna

Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names

Notes on the name Rosanna

Rosanna: The name is given as Rawsone or Rosanna Parkins, of Bathampton, Wiltshire. Rawson is normally a patronymic surname, `son of Rauf or Rau'; see DES at Rawson; here, however, it seems to be an odd spelling of Rosanna or a clerical error of some kind.

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