Justus Family History

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Justus Name Meaning

German: humanistic adoption of the Latin form of the personal name Just.

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

Similar surnames: Gustus, Julius, Just, Justo, Justi, Justin, Rasmus, Dittus, Custis

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Justus Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Justus name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Justus. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Justus Family Origin

Where is the Justus family from?

Justus Family Occupations

What did your Justus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Justus. A less common occupation for the Justus family was Laborer. The most common Justus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Justus's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Justus Historical Records

What Justus family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Justus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Justus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Justus. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Justus. For the veterans among your Justus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Justus Life Expectancy

What is the average Justus lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Justus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Justus in 1952 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Justus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Justus 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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