When Charlotte Dearing Russell was born on 16 May 1838, in Bartlett, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Ira Otis Russell, was 34 and her mother, Betsey Bickford Dearing, was 27. She married Sylvester Luther Derby on 22 September 1855, in Will, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Dover MM, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1850 and Lemont, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 July 1899, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Brooks Cemetery, Homer Township, Will, Illinois, United States.
English, Scottish, and Irish: of Norman origin, from Old French and Anglo-Norman French r(o)ussel, a diminutive of Old French rous(e) ‘red, reddish’, used either as a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, or as a personal name. Compare Rouse . This Norman name has been established in Ireland since the 12th century. It has been reinforced in Britain and Ireland by Huguenot bearers of the name Roussel, of the same Old French origin.
English: habitational name from any of several places called Rushall (Norfolk, Staffordshire, Wiltshire) or possibly sometimes from Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent). Rushall in Staffordshire derives from Old English rysc ‘rush, rushes’ + halh ‘nook, corner of land’. Rushall in Norfolk derives from an uncertain first element + Old English halh. Rushall in Wiltshire derives from an Old English personal name Rust (genitive Rustes) + halh. Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent) probably derives from Old English rust ‘rust, rust color’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’, but with a change in the final element due to influence from Middle English, Old English hall ‘hall, residence’, perhaps referring to a nearby building.
Americanized form of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of various personal names formed with the element hrōd ‘fame, renown’.