Russon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Russon 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 Russon family

The surname Russon was first found in the county of Huntingdonshire, where the Russon 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 Russon family

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

Russon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Russon family (pre 1700)

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Australia Russon migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Russon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Russon (post 1700) +

  • Jana Russon, well-known American photographer
  • Leonard H. Russon, American politician, Justice of Utah State Supreme Court, 1994- [2]
  • Dr. Anne Russon, professor of primatology at York University


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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