Dust Name Meaning

English: from Old English dust ‘dust’, applied as a nickname, possibly for someone with a dusty complexion or hair (as, for example, a miller), or for a worthless person. North German: possibly a Westphalian habitational name from a farm named with dost ‘bush’, ‘brush’. However, the word also means ‘fine dust’, ‘flour’ and may have been applied as an occupational nickname for a miller. Compare 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rust, Durst, Lust, Duke, Pust, Dutt, Kus, Drust, Hust, Gust

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Dust Family Origin

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Dust Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Baker

    2%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dust family was Baker. The most common Dust occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Dust's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dust.

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Dust Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Dust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dust in 1952 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dust

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