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The name Roussignol 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."

Roussignol Early Origins



The surname Roussignol 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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Roussignol Early History


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Roussignol Early History



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

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Roussignol Spelling Variations


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Roussignol 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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Roussignol Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roussignol 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 Roussignol 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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