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The name Rossignol is an ancient French name that was given to a Languedoc person who was a person with a pleasant singing voice having derived from the Old French word rossinhol, meaning "nightingale."

Rossignol Early Origins



The surname Rossignol was first found in Languedoc, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times. The family has a long history as cryptographers and cryptanalysts, and from 1406, the word rossignol has served as the French term for "skeleton key."

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Rossignol Spelling Variations


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Rossignol Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roussignhol, Roussignol, Roussinhol, Rossignol, Rousinole, Roussinol, Roussinole, Rousignol, Rousignhol, Rossinghol, Roussinole and many more.

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Rossignol Early History


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Rossignol Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rossignol research. Another 563 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1314, 1317, 1386, 1469, 1627, and 1662 are included under the topic Early Rossignol History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rossignol Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rossignol Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was the Rossignols, a family of French cryptographers and cryptanalysts. Antoine Rossignol (1600-1682), then a 26-year-old mathematician, had a local reputation for his interest in cryptography. When Henri II of Bourbon, Prince de Condé laid siege to the Huguenot city of Réalmont in...

Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rossignol Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rossignol Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Rossignol settled in Georgia in 1785

Rossignol Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Berthe Rossignol, aged 18, who settled in America from Paris, in 1894

Rossignol Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Octave Rossignol, aged 25, who landed in America from Paris, in 1905
  • Gaston Rossignol, aged 18, who settled in America from Caylus, France, in 1910
  • Pierre Rossignol, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Lyon, France, in 1919
  • Fernand Rossignol, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1919
  • Marie Louise Rossignol, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Lyon, France, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rossignol Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Salmon Rossignol, aged 53, who emigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rossignol (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rossignol (post 1700)



  • Paul Rossignol, American 2nd Superintendent of the Dahlonega Mint (1841-1843)
  • Jean-François Rossignol (b. 1943), French-born, American scientist, a medicinal chemist and a physician, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) and Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
  • Claude Rossignol, French actor, known for The Big Softie (1967), The Blonde from Peking and Belle and Sebastian (1965)
  • Jules Rossignol, French Olympic fencer at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Abel Rossignol (1882-1954), French founder of the oldest surviving brand name in skiing in 1907, known today as Skis Rossignol S.A., or simply Rossignol
  • André Rossignol, French racing driver, the first driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice (1925 and 1926)
  • Jean Antoine Rossignol (1759-1802), French general of the French Revolutionary Wars
  • Robert Le Rossignol (1884-1976), British chemist, known for his work with Fritz Haber on the fixation of nitrogen from atmospheric air which became known as the Haber process
  • James Edward Le Rossignol (1866-1959), French Canadian Professor of Economics at the University of Denver in 1907
  • Michelle Rossignol OC, CQ (b. 1940), Canadian film actress, known for her work on Il était une fois dans l'est (1974), Suzanne (1980) and Poussière sur la ville (1968)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rossignol Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rossignol Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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