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  • Aaron Watson Lynch Russell (1830 - 1910)
    Birth: 1830 South Carolina, USA Death: Aug. 31, 1910 Union County Arkansas, USA Family links: Spouses: Margaret Elizabeth Gorman Russell (1838 - ____) Sarah Carrie Black Russell (1869 - 1923)...
  • Abigail Russell (1657 - d.)
  • Abigail Russell (1746 - 1838)
    daughter of James Russell of Holliston Sources inscription: Abigail Russell died May 30, 1838 Aged 92 years Old Cemetery, Mendon, Massachusetts
  • Abigail Russell (1784 - 1842)
  • Abigail Otis (1687 - 1774)
    This Abigail Russell is the daughter of Rev Johnathan Russell and Martha Moody. She married Thomas Otis. She should not be confused with another Abigail Russell, who was son of Benjamin Russell and M...

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