Rusch Family History

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Rusch Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rusch ‘rush’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. nickname from Middle Low German rusch ‘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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Rusch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rusch name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Rusch Family Origin

Where is the Rusch family from?

Rusch Family Occupations

What did your Rusch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rusch. A less common occupation for the Rusch family was Butcher. The most common Rusch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Rusch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher


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

Rusch Historical Records

What Rusch family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rusch Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rusch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rusch 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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