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Roussel Surname Meaning

French and Breton: nickname for a red-haired man from a diminutive of Old French ro(u)s ‘red’ (see Roux and Leroux ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Russel, Rossel, Roussell, Roussey, Rousso, Rassel, Rousey, Rossen

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Where is the Roussel family from?

You can see how Roussel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roussel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roussel families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 440 Roussel families living in Quebec. This was about 69% of all the recorded Roussel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Roussel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roussel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roussel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Operatrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Roussel. 36% of Roussel men worked as a Cultivateur and 25% of Roussel women worked as an Operatrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roussel were Pecheur and Rentier. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
    36%
  • Journalier
    22%
  • Fermier
    6%
  • Pecheur
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operatrice
    25%
  • Commis
    19%
  • Couturire
    19%
  • Rentier
    13%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Roussel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roussel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Roussel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Roussel. For the veterans among your Roussel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roussel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Roussel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Roussel in 1957 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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