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Origin and popularity of the name ROUSSEAU


Rousseau : French and Walloon: nickname for a red-haired man from a diminutive of Old French ro(u)s ‘red’ (see Roux and Leroux). This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium in Haiti and in South Africa. Compare Rosseau and Russeau.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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