Shuster Family History

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Shuster Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schuster or variant spelling of this as a Jewish surname. Americanized spelling of Slovenian Šuster, archaic occupational name, of German origin, for a shoemaker (see Schuster).

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


Similar surnames: Schuster, Shutter, Shuler, Huster, Hutter, Shuter, Sauter, Muster

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Shuster Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shuster name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    35%

  • European Jewish

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    9%

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Shuster Family Origin

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Shuster Family Occupations

What did your Shuster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shuster family was Carpenter. The most common Shuster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Shuster's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shuster.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Shuster Historical Records

What Shuster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Shuster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shuster 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shuster. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Shuster. For the veterans among your Shuster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shuster Life Expectancy

What is the average Shuster lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shuster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shuster in 1948 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shuster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shuster 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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