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Russi Name Meaning

possibly a southern variant ofnRossi. alternatively, perhaps, a habitational name fromnRussi in Ravenna province, Romagna, though this is not a major area ofnemigration to North America. The surname is also found in southernnSpain and Switzerland, where it is most likely of Italian origin.nEC. kh

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


Similar surnames: Russo, Ruisi, Rossi, Rassi, Rubi, Risi, Rossa, Risse, Bressi, Rossin

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Where is the Russi family from?

You can see how Russi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Russi family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Russi families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Russi families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Russi's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Russi families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Russi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Russi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Russi. 29% of Russi men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Russi women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Russi were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    29%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Baker
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    23%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Typist
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Russi. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Russi. For the veterans among your Russi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Russi lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Russi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Russi in 1960 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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