From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Derouseaux family. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Derouseaux is a nickname
type of surname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Derouseaux was originally derived from the Old French word "rous," meaning "red."
Early Origins of the Derouseaux family
The surname Derouseaux was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Derouseaux family
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Derouseaux Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rousseau, Rouseau, Rosseau, Rouseault, Roussault, Rouseult, Rosault, Rosseault, Rousult, DeRousseau, Derousseau, de Rousseau, De Rousault, de Rousault, Derousult, DeRouseau, de Rouseau, De Rouseau, LeRousseau, le Rousseau, Lerousseau, Aurousseau and many more.
Early Notables of the Derouseaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Derouseaux family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Rousseau aged 34 arrived in New Orleans in 1823; Mr. Rousseau arrived in Carolina in 1679 with his wife and 6 children; John Peter Rousseau arrived in Philidelphia in 1803.