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Rouillard Family History

Rouillard Name Meaning
French: diminutive of Rouille, apparently a nickname from Old French rouiller ‘roll the eyes in anger’. However, in medieval slang the term denoted a type of barrel or cask, and the surname may have arisen, perhaps as a nickname or a metonymic occupational name, from this sense. The surname Ross is associated with Rouillard, perhaps arising out of a confusion with rouille ‘rust’.

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

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12,907 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
593 Military Records
628 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Rouillard Families

  • Number of Rouillard families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rouillard families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rouillard Family Origin

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Rouillard Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rouillard

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Rouillard Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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