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Rust Family History

Rust Name Meaning
Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent elm tree, Rust (Old High German ruost), or in northern Germany for someone who lived by a resting place or halt along a route, from Middle Low German ruste ‘rest’.English (chiefly East Anglia) and Scottish: nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Old English rust ‘rust’ (from a Germanic root meaning ‘red’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Rust Families

  • Number of Rust families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rust families
     186 - 369
     63 - 185
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rust families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rust Family Origin

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Rust Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rust

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Rust Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rust census records

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Rust Civil War Service Records

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