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Rousell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Rousell family


The surname Rousell was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been traced from ancient times.

For the next several centuries the family prospered and branched to Dauphiné where they held the lands and titles of Counts of Roussilon. In Dauphiné the family again branched and held the lands of Anjo and Annonay. During the 17th century, branches formed in Toulouse and Languedoc where many members intermarried with the distinguished families of those regions, such was the case in Languedoc on 6th October 1827, where the family head, in recognition for his dedication to the King and country, was awarded letters patent confirming his nobility on the day of his marriage.


Early History of the Rousell family


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Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1294, 1468, 1493, 1538, 1389, 1452, 1443, 1452 and 1431 are included under the topic Early Rousell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rousell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Roussillon, Roussillons, Rousillon, Rousillons, Roussilon, Roussilons, Russillon, Russillons, Rusillon, Rusillons, Russilon, Russilons, de Roussillon, du Roussillon, RossillonRousselot, Rousselet and many more.

Early Notables of the Rousell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rousell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antoine Roussilon settled in Louisiana in 1752.

Contemporary Notables of the name Rousell (post 1700)


  • Roger Rousell, English president of the Crewkerne and District Museum, Crewkerne, Somerset
  • Paul Rousell, New Zealand political candidate for the 1996 General Election
  • Joel Rousell, Canadian television co-host of Man-Made Food, a Canadian television cooking show
  • A. R. Rousell, British President of the British Computer Society (1990-1991)
  • Dr. Aage Rousell (1901-1972), Danish architect, archaeologist and historian, best known for his archaeological work in Greenland in the 1920s and 1930s

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