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Rousseau Family History

Rousseau Name Meaning
French: nickname for someone with red hair, from a diminutive of Roux.

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

492,219 Historical Documents with Rousseau on Ancestry.com
130,230 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,555 Military Records
6,572 Immigration Records
76,323 Census and Voter Lists
268,539 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rousseau Families

  • Number of Rousseau families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rousseau families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rousseau families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rousseau Family Origin

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Rousseau Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rousseau

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Rousseau Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rousseau census records

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Rousseau Civil War Service Records

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