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
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... Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roussin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Roussin family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Roussin (post 1700)
- Fred T. Roussin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Cadillac, Michigan, 1939; Postmaster at Cadillac, Michigan, 1952-53 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- 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)