It is thought that Rousse is a surname that was taken on from a nickname
for a person with a rosy complexion.
Early Origins of the Rousse family
The surname Rousse was first found in Limousin
, where this illustrious family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Rousse family
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Rousse Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Rousse, some of which include Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.
Early Notables of the Rousse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rousse family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Rousse has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rousse were Philip Larose, aged 45; who settled in Louisiana with his wife, Claudine, in 1719.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rousse (post 1700)
- Aimé Joseph Edmond Rousse (1817-1906), French lawyer, member of the Académie française