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
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Russeau family
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Russeau 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.
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
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