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Reusser Name Meaning

in Switzerland, an occupational name for a fisherman or maker of fish traps, from an agent derivative of Middle High German riuse ‘fish trap’, ‘weir basket’. nickname from an agent noun based on Middle High German riusen ‘to moan or complain’.occupational name for a castrator of farm animals, a derivative of reussen ‘to castrate’.

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


Similar surnames: Reuter, Weisser, Resser, Nesser, Reuss, Reiser, Lesser, Busser

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Where is the Reusser family from?

You can see how Reusser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reusser family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Reusser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Reusser families living in Kansas. This was about 75% of all the recorded Reusser's in the USA. Kansas had the highest population of Reusser families in 1880.
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What did your Reusser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Artist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reusser. 42% of Reusser men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Reusser women worked as an Artist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reusser were Printer and Proprietor.

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Printer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Artist
    50%
  • Proprietor
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reusser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reusser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 581 immigration records available for the last name Reusser. 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 397 military records available for the last name Reusser. For the veterans among your Reusser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reusser lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Reusser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Reusser in 1961 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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