the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Russell also Rossell is an English name derived from the Anglo-Norman nickname rus[s]el (Modern Norman patronymic Roussel). The nickname was a diminutive of the Anglo-Norman rus (Old French ros), meaning 'red' (only hair and skin colour) The nickname, with the diminutive suffix -el added, likely originated to denote "the reddish skinned or haired one"

The name may also refer to Clan Russell, a Scottish armigerous clan.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Russell (surname). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.