(Where does the name Rosenthal come from?)
Answer: Rosenthal is a Jewish Ashkenaze name that means the valley of roses.
(Ashkenaze are the alleged descendants of the second or third son of Noah, and are supposed to have gone up to northern countries than Turkey, and mainly populated Russia, Hungary, Germany, Austria aso. The contact with German population will give birth to the ‘ashkenaze’ language, a mixture of Hebrew and German, with written Hebrew letters and more than 80 % German words and structures mainly kept as in the XVIII century. Jewish German names characterize themselves often by mistakes in writing (Tal – Thal, Roth – Rot, etc) and the association of words linked to metals and stones (Gold, Silver, Rubi, etc) in combination with other elements such as stones, valleys and others (Stein, Tal, etc.). Frequent recognizable Jewish Ashkenaze names: Goldstein, Silverman, Rubinstein, Rosenthal, Rothschild, etc. )