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Mustard Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a dealer in spices, or a nickname for someone with a hot temper or a vicious tongue, from Middle English, Old French mo(u)starde ‘mustard’ (a derivative of mo(u)st ‘unfermented wine’ (see Most 1), in which the mustard seeds were originally prepared). Black draws attention to an early Scottish form (van Mouster, 1414), which appears to be a Dutch habitational name.

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


Similar surnames: Bustard, Muster, Musto, Gossard, Buzzard, Star, Mostad, Cunard, Guard

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Where is the Mustard family from?

You can see how Mustard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mustard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mustard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Mustard families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mustard's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mustard families in 1840.
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What did your Mustard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mustard. 24% of Mustard men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Mustard women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mustard were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mustard. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mustard. For the veterans among your Mustard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mustard lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mustard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Mustard in 1949 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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