Russett Family History

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Russett Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English russet ‘reddish brown’, (from Old French rosset, diminutive of rous ‘red’, from Latin russus ‘red’). This may have been a nickname denoting hair coloring or complexion, but in Middle English russet denoted in particular a kind of coarse woolen cloth of a reddish brown or subdued color, typically worn by country people and the poor. pwh. UK 31. Not in RW, GFB

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

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Russett Family Origin

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Russett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Teamster

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, the most common Russett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Russett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Russett. A less common occupation for the Russett family was Blacksmith.

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Russett Life Expectancy

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