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."
Early Origins of the Rousseaux family
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.
Early History of the Rousseaux family
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Rousseaux 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 Rousseaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rousseaux family to the New World and Oceana
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
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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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 9) Antoine Rousseaux. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- 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