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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Rousseaux 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 Rousseaux 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 Rousseaux was originally derived from the Old French word "rous," meaning "red."

Rousseaux Early Origins



The surname Rousseaux 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.

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Rousseaux Spelling Variations


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Rousseaux Spelling Variations



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.

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Rousseaux Early History


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Rousseaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rousseaux research. Another 529 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1662, 1671, 1871, 1630, 1693, 1671, 1741, 1644 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Rousseaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rousseaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rousseaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rousseaux 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:

Rousseaux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pierre Rousseaux, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Antwerp, in 1897

Rousseaux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Rousseaux, aged 36, who landed in America from Jumet, Belgium, in 1907
  • Phil Rousseaux, aged 32, who settled in America from Jumet, Belgium, in 1907
  • Alfred Octave Rousseaux, aged 46, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Ivonne Rousseaux, aged 32, who settled in America from Charleroy Belgium, in 1912
  • Auguste Rousseaux, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rousseaux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rousseaux (post 1700)



  • Antoine Alexandre Rousseaux, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jacques des Rousseaux (1600-1638), French Baroque painter
  • Adjutant Achille Justin Ernest Rousseaux (b. 1887), French World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories, recipient of the Medaille Militaire and the Croix de Guerre

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rousseaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rousseaux 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 9 September 2015 at 14:55.

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