The Original"The family name Rusk, a modification of Roux, is of undeniable Celtic origin, and is known to antedate the present civilization of either Italy or France, where its representatives may be found, as well as throughout the United Kingdom. The family was a migratory one, settled in various parts, and in Ireland the name Roux became Rusk, and in America it has remained without further changes." -- Henry Casson, from Uncle Jerry.
Russian or PolishShaun Rusk, London, England, has offered another source of the family name. "Rusks came over from Russia or Poland as Protestant mercenaries to fight for Oliver Cromwell. As mercenaries, the name could fall into a localized version from Polish family names or Russki for Russian."
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