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Kus Family History

Kus Name Meaning

Polish: descriptive nickname from kus, kusy ‘short’, ‘cropped (hair)’, ‘bob-tailed’ (see Kusy). Slovenian and Czech: nickname from kus, an old spelling of kos ‘blackbird’ (see Kos), perhaps applied to someone with a good singing voice. Hungarian: from Slavic kus ‘falcon’. This was a totemic symbol of an ancient Hungarian clan, hence a protective name for a member of the tribe. German: variant of Kuss.

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Kuss, Kusy, Kust, Kuc, Kun, Kuhs, Kuk, Rus, Klus

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Where is the Kus family from?

You can see how Kus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Kus families living in Manitoba. This was about 43% of all the recorded Kus's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Kus families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kus. 29% of Kus men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Kus women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kus were Salesman and New Worker.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    22%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Presser
    14%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kus. For the veterans among your Kus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kus in 1944 was 33, and 69 in 2004.

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