When Ezra Flint Russell was born about 1835, in Vermont, United States, his father, Lorenzo Flint Russell, was 37 and his mother, Eleanor Ham, was 36. He married Elizabeth Ann Russell on 3 March 1867, in Dodge, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Stowe, Lamoille, Vermont, United States for about 10 years and Stark, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 1 January 1923, in Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bijou Hills, Brule, South Dakota, 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’.
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