William Russell

about 1667–
Saint Ninian's Isle, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Russell was born about 1667, in Saint Ninian's Isle, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Janet Watt in 1705, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Russell
1667–
Janet Watt
1671–
Marriage: 1705
Margaret Russell
1683–
Walter Russell
1691–
Margaret Russell
1693–
Helen Russell
1695–
Christian Russall
1698–
William Russall
1702–
Ann Russel
1710–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1705
Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(7)

    Margaret Russell

    Female1683–Female

    Walter Russell

    Male1691–Male

    Margaret Russell

    Female1693–Female

    Helen Russell

    Female1695–Female

    Christian Russall

    Female1698–Female

+2 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Russell in entry for Margaret Russell, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Russell in entry for Helen Russell, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Russell in entry for Helen Russell, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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