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

Roussot Early Origins



The surname Roussot 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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Roussot Spelling Variations


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Roussot 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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Roussot Early History


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Roussot Early History



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

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Roussot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roussot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roussot 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: Pierre Rousseau aged 34 arrived in New Orleans in 1823; Mr. Rousseau arrived in Carolina in 1679 with his wife and 6 children; John Peter Rousseau arrived in Philidelphia in 1803.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Roussot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roussot 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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