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Rusch Family History

Rusch Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle High German, Middle LownGerman rusch ‘rush’, or a habitational name from a place namednwith this word. nickname from Middle Low German ruschn‘quick’, ‘hasty’. (Rüsch): see Ruesch. EG

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


Similar surnames: Risch, Busch, Rush, Dusch, Rausch, Musch, Ruch, Rasch, Lusch, Ruesch

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Where is the Rusch family from?

You can see how Rusch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rusch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rusch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rusch family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Rusch's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rusch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rusch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rusch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rusch. 23% of Rusch men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Rusch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rusch were Farm Laborer and Maid.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Rusch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rusch 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rusch. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rusch. For the veterans among your Rusch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rusch lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rusch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rusch in 1946 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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