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Meaning and Origin of: Ruskin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Red-haired

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : probably from a pet form of the medieval personal name Rose (see Royce).
  • Scottish : from Gaelic rusg(aire)an, a reduced plural of rusgaire ‘peeler (of bark)’, hence an occupational name borne by family of tanners.
  • Jewish : Americanized form of Raskin or some other like-sounding Ashkenazic surname.