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Gust Family History

Gust Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Jodocus, which is either a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint (compare Jost and Joyce) or from a reduced form of the personal name Augustus. Eastern German: probably from Slavic gost ‘stranger’, ‘guest’, hence a nickname like Gast.

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

Similar surnames: Gast, Just, Guse, Pust, Gunst, Kust, Bast, Dust, Rust, Baust

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Where is the Gust family from?

You can see how Gust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gust family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gust families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Gust families living in New Jersey. This was about 29% of all the recorded Gust's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Gust families in 1840.
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What did your Gust ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gust. 24% of Gust men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Gust women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gust were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gust. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gust. For the veterans among your Gust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gust lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gust in 1949 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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