Russom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Russom is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is derived from "Ross," a personal name thought to be Germanic in origin, and refers to "a son of Ross."

Early Origins of the Russom family

The surname Russom was first found in the county of Huntingdonshire, where the Russom family held a family seat from early times. The first bearer of the name was Peter Russessone, who was recorded in 1308.

Early History of the Russom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Russom research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1308, 1342, and 1365 are included under the topic Early Russom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Russom Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Russon, Russom, Russesone, Russessone, Rozzossone and many more.

Early Notables of the Russom family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Russom family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Captain Russom, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850; William Russom, a British Army Pensioner who was recorded in America in 1851; and Albert Russom, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1889..


Contemporary Notables of the name Russom (post 1700) +

  • Gavin Russom, American musician
  • Leon Russom (b. 1941), American Emmy Award nominated actor, best known for his role as Admiral Toddman in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and as Starfleet Commander-in-Chief in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Neil Russom (b. 1958), English first-class and List A cricketer for Cambridge University and Somerset
  • Semere Russom (b. 1943), 2nd Minister of Education of Eritrea


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