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Pust Surname Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for an upholsterer from Middle Low German pust ‘upholstery’. South German: variant of Pfaus (see Pfautz ). East German (of Slavic origin): topographic name from a Slavic word such as Sorbian and Polish pusty ‘wild uncultivated’; compare 5 below. Slovenian: nickname from the name of a mythological being Pust folk patron of Shrovetide hence probably denoting someone born between the end of Christmas and the start of Lent. The name Pust is a shortened form of the obsolete word mesopust ‘Shrovetide’ composed of meso ‘meat’ and the imperative pust(i) ‘abstain’. Slovenian: probably also a nickname or a topographic name from pust ‘fatless’ figuratively ‘insipid’ also ‘barren’ thus denoting an insipid person or someone who lived on barren land.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Post, Gust, Rust, Just, Kust, Dust, Rush, Bast, Puro, West

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You can see how Pust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pust family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Pust families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Pust families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Pust's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pust families in 1911.
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What did your Pust ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Pust. 100% of Pust men worked as a Farmer. .

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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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There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pust census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 793 immigration records available for the last name Pust. 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 352 military records available for the last name Pust. For the veterans among your Pust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pust lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Pust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pust in 1961 was 57, and 88 in 2003.

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