Rouillard Family History
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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
Similar surnames: Couillard, Aguillard, Brouillard, Drouillard, Bullard, Pillard