English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Rousselet

Field in the Parish of Swinhope

Historical Forms

  • 1842 TA

Etymology

Rousselet(Dr J. Insley suggests that thismay be a compound of ME  russel(OFr  rossel, russel, roussel)'somethingred or reddish' and the diminutive suffix -ett(e), v. EPN 1161, s.v. et5,the name probably denoting a small ruddy-coloured piece of land)