Rusk Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a topographic name from Gaelic riasg ‘marsh’, ‘bog’. Compare Risk. KaM Probably also an altered form of German Ruske, Roske, diminutives of Rose. EG

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


Similar surnames: Rush, Risk, Russ, Rust, Ruck, Ruse, Runk, Turk, Pust, Rudi

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Rusk Family Origin

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Rusk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Butcher

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rusk family was Butcher. The most common Rusk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Rusk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rusk.

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Rusk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Rusk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rusk in 1951 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rusk

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