From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Russeau 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 Russeau 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 Russeau was originally derived from the Old French word "rous," meaning "red."
Early Origins of the Russeau family
The surname Russeau 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 Russeau family
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Russeau 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 Russeau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Russeau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Russeau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adolphus Russeau, aged 45, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)