Roussin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Roussin 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."

Early Origins of the Roussin family

The surname Roussin 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."

Early History of the Roussin family

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Roussin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roussignhol, Roussignol, Roussinhol, Rossignol, Rousinole, Roussinol, Roussinole, Rousignol, Rousignhol, Rossinghol, Roussinole and many more.

Early Notables of the Roussin family (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 1626, he quickly broke a coded letter leaving the city pleading for more ammunition. The following day, a clear text version of the letter was presented to the commander of Réalmont with a demand for surrender. He quickly complied. Louis XIII's chief...
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Roussin Ranking

In France, the name Roussin is the 3,629th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]


Canada Roussin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roussin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Roussin, who landed in Canada in 1650
  • Magdelaine Roussin, who arrived in Canada in 1650
  • Nicolas Roussin, aged 18, who landed in Canada in 1651
  • Francoise Roussin, who arrived in Canada in 1651
  • Nicolas Roussin, son of Jean and Madeleine, who married Madeleine Paradis, daughter of Pierre and Barbe, in Quebec on 28th November 1667 [2]
Roussin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Roussin, son of Nicolas and Madeleine, who married Anne Jacob, daughter of Étienne and Jeanne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 24th November 1704 [2]
  • Jacques Roussin, son of Nicolas and Madeleine, who married Madeleine Guyon, daughter of Joseph and Geneviève, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 12th April 1712 [2]
  • Jean Roussin, son of Nicolas and Madeleine, who married Geneviève Posé, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 10th February 1716 [2]
  • Louis Roussin, son of Nicolas and Madeleine, who married Catherine Trudel, daughter of Philippe and Catherine, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 18th July 1718 [2]
  • Pierre Roussin, son of Jacques and Madeleine, who married Marie-Madeleine Coté, daughter of Jean-Marie and Madeleine, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 21st October 1738 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Roussin (post 1700) +

  • Fred T. Roussin, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Mayor of Cadillac, Michigan, 1939; Postmaster at Cadillac, Michigan, 1952-53 [3]
  • Albin Reine Roussin (1781-1854), French admiral and statesman
  • André Roussin (1911-1987), French playwright
  • Raymond Roussin (1939-2015), Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (2004 to 2009)


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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