Dust Family History

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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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Dust Family Origin

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Dust Family Occupations

What did your Dust ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Baker


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Dust Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dust 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 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 Card

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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Dust Life Expectancy

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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