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Wust Family History

Wust Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Pust, Rust, Dust, Just, Gust, Wuest, Wurst, Lust, West, Wist

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Where is the Wust family from?

You can see how Wust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wust family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wust families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Wust family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wust's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Wust families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wust surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wust ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Wust. 28% of Wust men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Chauffeur
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wust census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wust. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Wust. For the veterans among your Wust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wust lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wust in 1963 was 80, and 84 in 2004.

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