Russell Family History

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Russell Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el. Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrod ‘renown’. EG

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rossell, Fussell, Rundell, Trussell, Russett, Rassel, Tassell

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Russell Family Origin

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Russell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • School

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Russell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Russell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Russell family was Laborer. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Russell.

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Russell Historical Records

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Russell Life Expectancy

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Famous Russell Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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