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


Similar surnames: Russell, Bassett, Bessent, Duffett, Bissett, Fossett, Russel

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Russett Family Origin

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Russett Family Occupations

What did your Russett ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Teamster

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Russett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Russett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Russett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Russett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Russett. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Russett. For the veterans among your Russett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Russett Life Expectancy

What is the average Russett lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Russett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Russett in 1947 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Russett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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