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Pust Name Meaning

Slovenian: nickname from the name of a mythological being, Pust, folk patron of Shrovetide, hence probably denoting someone born between the end of Christmas and the start of Lent. The name Pust is a shortened form of the obsolete word mesopust, from meso ‘meat’ and pust ‘abstain’, meaning ‘abstainer from meat’, ‘vegetarian’. German: variant of Pfaus (see Paus), or a topographic name from Sorbian pusty ‘wild’, ‘uncultivated’ (land).

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


Similar surnames: Post, Gust, Rust, Just, Kust, Dust, Rush, Bast, Puro, West

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Where is the Pust family from?

You can see how Pust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pust family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Pust families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Pust families living in Iowa. This was about 61% of all the recorded Pust's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Pust families in 1880.
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What did your Pust ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pust. 38% of Pust men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Pust women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pust were Coal Miner and Teacher.

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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
    38%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Coal Miner
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 793 immigration records available for the last name Pust. 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 352 military records available for the last name Pust. For the veterans among your Pust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pust lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Pust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pust in 1961 was 57, and 88 in 2003.

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