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

Roussos Early Origins



The surname Roussos 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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Roussos Spelling Variations


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Roussos 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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Roussos Early History


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Roussos Early History



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

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Roussos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roussos Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Roussos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C. Roussos, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Constandinos Roussos, aged 52, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Achilefs Roussos, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • Ahilefs Roussos, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Ahillefs Roussos, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roussos (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roussos (post 1700)



  • Artemios "Demis" Ventouris Roussos, Greek singer and performer

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Roussos Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Roussos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roussos 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 3 March 2014 at 08:38.

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