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Rusher Family History

Rusher Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived among rushes ornoccupational name for someone who made things out of rushes (seenRush). Americanized spelling of German Rüschern(variant of Rusch) or Roscher. EG

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


Similar surnames: Risher, Rush, Ruther, Lusher, Ruscher, Riser, Luscher, Usher, Busher

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Where is the Rusher family from?

You can see how Rusher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rusher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rusher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Rusher families living in Indiana. This was about 21% of all the recorded Rusher's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Rusher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rusher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rusher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rusher. 25% of Rusher men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rusher women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rusher were Manager and Cook.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Rusher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rusher 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 617 immigration records available for the last name Rusher. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rusher. For the veterans among your Rusher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rusher lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rusher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rusher in 1950 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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