Jane Russell

Female1837–

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Russell was born in 1837, in Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Stephen Russell, was 29 and her mother, Jane Shoobridge, was 26. She lived in Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Russell
1808–1901
Jane Shoobridge
1811–1885
Ann Russell
1831–
David Russell
1832–1920
Thomas Russell
1835–
Jane Russell
1837–
Harriet Elizabeth Russell
1838–1911
Samuel Russell
1840–
Eliza Russell
1843–
Fanny Russell
1849–
George Russell
1850–1896

Sources (3)

  • Jane Russell in household of Stephen Russell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Jane Russell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Russell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 17

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 43

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

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’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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