First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Rousse, Rusk, Rust, Rush
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: probably from a pet form of the medieval personal name
Rose (see Royce).
- Scottish: from Gaelic
rusg(aire)an, a reduced plural of rusgaire ‘peeler (of
bark)’, hence an occupational name borne by family of tanners.
- Jewish: Americanized form of Raskin or some other
like-sounding Ashkenazic surname.
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