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."
Early Origins of the Roussos family
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.
Early History of the Roussos family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roussos research.Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1662, 1671, 1871, 1626, 1694, 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.
Roussos 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 Roussos family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jacques Rousseau (1626-1694), a French painter from Paris who was instructed in landscape-painting by Herman van Swanevelt, the... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roussos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Roussos family to the New World and Oceana
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 immigrated to America, in 1921
- Ahilefs Roussos, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1921
- Ahillefs Roussos, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Roussos (post 1700)
- Artemios "Demis" Ventouris Roussos, Greek singer and performer
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