Rousseau Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Rossell, Rougeau, Rossey, Rossel, Rouse, Brousseau, Brosseau, Dusseau

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Rousseau Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rousseau name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rousseau. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rousseau Family Origin

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Rousseau Family Occupations

What did your Rousseau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rousseau. A less common occupation for the Rousseau family was Planter. The most common Rousseau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Rousseau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Planter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rousseau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rousseau Historical Records

What Rousseau family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Rousseau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rousseau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Rousseau. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Rousseau. For the veterans among your Rousseau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rousseau Life Expectancy

What is the average Rousseau lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rousseau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rousseau in 1943 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rousseau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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