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The name Rossignon 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."

Rossignon Early Origins



The surname Rossignon 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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Rossignon Spelling Variations


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Rossignon 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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Rossignon Early History


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Rossignon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rossignon 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 Rossignon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rossignon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rossignon 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 Rossignon 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 or some of its variants were: Paul Rossignol settled in Georgia in 1785.

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Rossignon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rossignon 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 May 2015 at 14:20.

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