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Rusin Family History

Rusin Name Meaning

Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ethnic ornregional name from Polish and Ukrainian rusin ‘Ruthenian’.n Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name from Rusiny in Belarus.nAB

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

Similar surnames: Rusak, Rubin, Rudin, Ruskin, Rosin, Lukin, Ruben, Kosin, Rogin, Kunin

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Where is the Rusin family from?

You can see how Rusin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rusin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rusin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Rusin families living in Texas. This was about 46% of all the recorded Rusin's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Rusin families in 1880.
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What did your Rusin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rusin. 31% of Rusin men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rusin women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rusin were New Worker and Housewife.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Assembler
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rusin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rusin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rusin. 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 Rusin. For the veterans among your Rusin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rusin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rusin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rusin in 1955 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

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