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About the Russell surname

Russell also Rossell is a Scottish, English or Irish name derived from the Anglo-Norman French nickname Rousel.[1] The nickname was a diminutive of the Old French Rous, meaning 'red.'[2] The nickname, with the -el added, likely originated to denote "the little red-haired one."

The name may also refer to Clan Russell, a Scottish armigerous clan.

Russell Family name Meaning "ruddy" or "red-haired" Region of origin Scotland, Ireland, England Related names Russel