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Shuster Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schuster and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. Americanized form of Czech Šustr and Slovak Slovenian Croatian and also Czech Šuster: archaic occupational name of German origin for a maker or repairer of shoes (see Schuster ).

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


Similar surnames: Schuster, Shutter, Shuler, Huster, Hutter, Shuter, Sauter, Muster

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Where is the Shuster family from?

You can see how Shuster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shuster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shuster families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Shuster families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 54% of all the recorded Shuster's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shuster families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shuster surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shuster ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shuster. 15% of Shuster men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Shuster women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shuster were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Shuster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shuster 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shuster. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Shuster. For the veterans among your Shuster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shuster lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shuster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shuster in 1948 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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