The Rusco or Ruscoe families that came to America and settled in the New England Colonies were originally in Sawbridgeworth, County Herts, England and in Billericay, County Essex, England. They had apparently been in these area sence the late 1400's but were not English. They were non-conformist and were probably of French or Flemmish stock.They do not appear to be related to the Roscow or Roscoe families of Northern England especially Lancashire. As some of these Rusco's moved west from New England, they begin to spell their name Rosco and in some cases Rasco. Most of the one in New York and Connecticutt during the Revolutionary War sided with the American but some were accused of being Tories especially those in Vermont. Some of these apparently went to Canada. A few may have returned to New York and Vermont in the mid 1800's under the names of Rascicot, Roscoe, and Rascoe. No connection with the Roscoe and Rascoe families of the north have been made with those in the South. Additional research is needed on these families.
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