First name origin & meaning:
Latin, Greek: Herb name; regret
Last name origins & meanings:
- French: topographic name for someone who lived on a track or
pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’,
- English: variant of Rowe 1, from the Old English
byform rǣw, or a habitational name from places in Devon and
Isle of Wight called Rew from this word.
- Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named,
notably in Telemark, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.
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