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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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Where is the Dust family from?

You can see how Dust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dust family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dust families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Dust families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dust's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Dust families in 1911.
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What did your Dust ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Dust. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 608 immigration records available for the last name Dust. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dust. For the veterans among your Dust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dust lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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