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Rusch Name Meaning

German (also Rüsch): topographic name from Middle High German Middle Low German rusch ‘rush reeds’ or a habitational name from a place called with this word in Schleswig-Holstein Mecklenburg-West Pomerania North Rhine-Westphalia Bavaria. Compare Ruesch German (also Rüsch): from a short form of any of various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘fame renown’. Compare Ruesch North German: nickname for a quick or unkempt unrefined person from Middle Low German rusch ‘quick rash hasty; unkempt’. Compare Ruesch Germanized form of Sorbian Roš: see Rosch Compare Rush 5.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rusch family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Rusch's in USA. New York had the highest population of Rusch families in 1840.
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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 USA 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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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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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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