It is thought that Rouzet is a surname that was taken on from a nickname
for a person with a rosy complexion.
Early Origins of the Rouzet family
The surname Rouzet was first found in Limousin
, where this illustrious family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Rouzet family
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Rouzet Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Rouzet, some of which include Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.
Early Notables of the Rouzet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rouzet family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Rouzet were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rouzet were Philip Larose, aged 45; who settled in Louisiana with his wife, Claudine, in 1719.