You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Ruster relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 236 more people named Ruster in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.


Create, build, and explore your family tree.

What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 273 people named Ruster in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 86% more people named Ruster in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 509 people named Ruster were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 45%, or 61 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 23 were disabled
  • 3% reported their race as other than white
  • 491 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Ruster families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 33 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 101 were first-generation Americans