Rust Family History

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Rust Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent elm tree, Rust (Old High German ruost), or in northern Germany for someone who lived by a resting place or halt along a route, from Middle Low German ruste ‘rest’. ExG*** English (chiefly East Anglia) and Scottish: nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Old English rust ‘rust’ (from a Germanic root meaning ‘red’). adm

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


Similar surnames: Russ, Brust, Rast, Rush, Rost, Dust, Lust, Rutt, Pust, Trust

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Rust Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rust name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rust. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Norway

    4%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Rust Family Origin

Where is the Rust family from?

Rust Family Occupations

What did your Rust ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rust family was Carpenter. The most common Rust occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Rust's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rust.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Rust Historical Records

What Rust family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Rust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rust 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Rust. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Rust. For the veterans among your Rust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rust Life Expectancy

What is the average Rust lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rust in 1950 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rust

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rust 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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