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Russian Name Meaning

Jewish: Americanized form of a like-sounding Ashkenazic surname; possibly Rusin, or a habitational name (Rosseyn(y), Rossiensky) derived from a place called Rossieny, now Raseiniai in Lithuania. ab

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


Similar surnames: Ruskin, Rusin, Russman, Rissman, Sussman, Rusak, Riskin, Rossin

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Russian Family Origin

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Russian Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Farm Labor

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Keeping House For John Travelstead

    6%

In 1880, the most common Russian occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Russian's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labor and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Russian. A less common occupation for the Russian family was Keeping House For John Travelstead.

Source: Census data for Russian | Data not to scale

Russian Historical Records

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Russian Life Expectancy

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