Truss Family History

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Truss Name Meaning

English: occupational nickname for a peddler, from Old French trousse ‘bundle’, ‘pack’. Ukrainian: nickname from trus ‘rabbit’, typically applied to someone thought to be a coward.

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

Similar surnames: Trust, Trush, Russ, Brush, Gruss, Grass, Brus, Brusse, Gress, Rust

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Truss Family Origin

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Truss Family Occupations

What did your Truss ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk In Store


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

Truss Historical Records

What Truss family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Truss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Truss 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Truss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Truss. For the veterans among your Truss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Truss Life Expectancy

What is the average Truss lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Truss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Truss in 1946 was 36, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Truss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Truss 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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