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ROUSSEAU - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname ROUSSEAU

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Definition: A descriptive surname used to describe a red-haired person, from the Old French word "rousset" (from the Latin "russus") meaning red. Variations of this surname can be found in several countries and include: Reid & Russ (English), Rossi (Italian), Cerveny (Czech), Roth (German) and Flynn (Irish).

Surname Origin: French

Alternate Surname Spellings: ROSSAU, ROSSAY

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French Genealogy
Research your French family tree with the help of these genealogical societies, records, surname lists, archives and libraries, and French genealogy research guides.

ROUSSEAU Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of ROUSSEAU ancestors around the world.

FamilySearch - ROUSSEAU Genealogy
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ROUSSEAU Surname & Family Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Rousseau surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - ROUSSEAU Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - ROUSSEAU Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - ROUSSEAU Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name ROUSSEAU.

MyCinnamonToast.com - ROUSSEAU Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the ROUSSEAU surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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