Last name: RUSS

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RUSS : This last name is indexed 70,014 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RUSS : 1: English: variant of Rouse.2: German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’ for example Rudolf.3: German (of Slavic origin): from Old Slavic rusъ ‘reddish’ used as a nickname (compare 6 below and Rus).4: Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by an area of scree Middle High German ru(o)ʒʒe.5: Swiss German: occupational name for a smith or charcoal burner or nickname for a dirty person from Middle High German ruoʒ ‘soot dirt’.6: Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Croatian Czech and Slovak Rus meaning ‘brownish red’ ‘blond’ or ‘Russian’. In part it is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar) and is either of Slovenian or German (see above) etymology.

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