Russett Family History

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Russett Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English russet ‘reddish brown’, (from Old French rosset, diminutive of rous ‘red’, from Latin russus ‘red’). This may have been a nickname denoting hair coloring or complexion, but in Middle English russet denoted in particular a kind of coarse woolen cloth of a reddish brown or subdued color, typically worn by country people and the poor. pwh. UK 31. Not in RW, GFB

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


Similar surnames: Russell, Bassett, Bessent, Duffett, Bissett, Fossett, Russel

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Russett Family Origin

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Russett Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    50%
  • Servant

    50%

In 1881, Labourer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Russett. The most common Russett occupation in Canada was Labourer. 50% of Russett's were Labourers.

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