A relative from Zhitomer had the surname INGEROSE. I have been trying to determine its etymology.
It is not listed in Beider’s compendium “A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire”. There is a listing for a similar sounding name INGEROV, where “Inger” means “young” and “ov” means “son of”.
Another possibility is that it is a compound word made from “Inger” and “roze”, where “roze” means the rose flower. Note that Beider concludes that the use of words like “roze” in Russian Empire names is not derived from a woman’s name. I also could not find in Beider an example of “roze” being used as an ending in a compound word.
Can anyone shed light on this issue?
Thank you very much.
MarkWeinberg18@...> Wilmington DE