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Rusco Name Meaning

Italian: possibly a topographic name from rusco ‘butcher’snbroom’ (Latin ruscus), but the numerous derivatives of thisnname suggest that it more likely from a personal name, Rusco,nof Germanic origin. EC, kh

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


Similar surnames: Russo, Fusco, Ruffo, Vasco, Rusch, Ruscio, Raco, Runco, Musco, Turco

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Where is the Rusco family from?

You can see how Rusco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rusco family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rusco families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Rusco families living in New York. This was about 81% of all the recorded Rusco's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rusco families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rusco surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rusco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rusco. 17% of Rusco men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Rusco women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rusco were Common Labor and Packer.

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Common Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    31%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Packer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rusco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rusco 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Rusco. 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 322 military records available for the last name Rusco. For the veterans among your Rusco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rusco lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rusco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rusco in 1960 was 72, and 76 in 2004.

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