Ruston Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Ruston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Norfolk, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire. The two villages of this name in Norfolk are recorded in Domesday Book as Ristuna, and are from Old English hris ‘brushwood’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; Ruston Parva in East Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Roreston, is named from the genitive case of the Old Norse byname Hrór meaning ‘vigorous’ + Old English tun. Ruston in North Yorkshire is Rostune in Domesday Book, apparently from Old English hrost ‘roost’, ‘roof’ + tun, referring to a building with an unusual roof.

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


Similar surnames: Muston, Roston, Rushton, Buxton, Alston, Duston, Luton, Murton, Auton

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Ruston Family Origin

Where is the Ruston family from?

SHOW MORE

Ruston Family Occupations

What did your Ruston ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Clerk

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ruston family was Clerk. The most common Ruston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Ruston's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruston.

Source: Census data for Ruston | Data not to scale

Ruston Historical Records

What Ruston family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Ruston ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Ruston

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Ruston Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruston lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruston 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Ruston Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Look up another name