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RUSSELL - Name Meaning & Origin


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RUSSELL Surname Meaning & Origin:

Russell is a common patronymic surname derived from the given name "Rousel," old French for someone with red hair or a red face.
Russell is the 93rd most popular surname in the United States and England, and the 47th most common surname in Scotland.

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RUSSELL Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - RUSSELL Genealogy
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RUSSELL Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

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

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

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

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

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

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