Dust Family History
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