Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from Middle High German ruoz ‘soot’, ‘dirt’, hence a nickname for a blacksmith.
- German: nickname from Middle High German rus ‘rascal’, ‘uncouth fellow’.
- German: from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German hruod ‘renown’ + the suffix -z.
- German: see Russ 5.
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