Roscoe Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Roscoe:
Transferred use of the surname derived from a place-name in Lancashire, on the northwestern coast of England. The name is derived from the Old Norse elements rá (a roe deer) and skógr (a wood).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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This was my great grandfather's name. He was a moonshiner in Kentucky in the 1920's.
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Norse, English "From the Deer Forest"
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Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle- comedic silent film actor
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Police officer Roscoe P. Coltrane, from the TV show Dukes of Hazard.
Roscoe Rupp, uncle of Alex S. Smuckers and father of Horace Rupp, in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats.