Custis Family History

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Custis Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly from a much altered form of the personal name Augustus. This is an old VA surname, dating from the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Austin, Curtis, Dustin, Gustus, Cutts, Estis, Justin, Justus, Gustin

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Custis Family Origin

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Custis Family Occupations

What did your Custis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Custis family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Custis. The most common Custis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Custis's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Custis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Custis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Custis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Custis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 672 immigration records available for the last name Custis. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Custis. For the veterans among your Custis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Custis Life Expectancy

What is the average Custis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Custis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Custis in 1958 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Custis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Custis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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