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Meaning and Origin of: Ruskin boy

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First name origin & meaning:

French: Red-haired

First name variations: Rousse, Rusk, Rust, Rush

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: probably from a pet form of the medieval personal name Rose (see Royce).
  2. Scottish: from Gaelic rusg(aire)an, a reduced plural of rusgaire ‘peeler (of bark)’, hence an occupational name borne by family of tanners.
  3. Jewish: Americanized form of Raskin or some other like-sounding Ashkenazic surname.
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