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Augustus Name Meaning

Humanistic re-creation of the Latin personal name Augustus on the basis of its medieval vernacular derivatives, principally August. The Latin name is from an adjective meaning ‘venerable’, from augere ‘to increase’. Examples include German, Dutch, and Scandinavian August (though the family name does not exist in Scandinavia), French Auguste, Italian Agosto, and Portuguese Augusto. The month of August was named in honor of the Emperor Augustus (63 bc–ad 14), after whom it became conventional for Roman emperors to adopt Augustus as a title on their accession. The personal name became popular among early Christians, who read into it the implication that the bearer had become greater by being baptized.

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

Similar surnames: August, Gustus, Austin, Auguste, Augusto, Augustin, Justus, Augustyn

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Augustus Family Origin

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Augustus Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Augustus. A less common occupation for the Augustus family was Farm Laborer. The most common Augustus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Augustus's were Farmers.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Augustus. For the veterans among your Augustus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Augustus Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Augustus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Augustus in 1953 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

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