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Reuss Family History

Reuss Name Meaning

German:: occupational name for a cobbler Middle High German (alt)riusse. ethnic name from Middle High German riusse ‘Russian’; in some cases a nickname for someone who had been in Russia or had connections there.

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


Similar surnames: Russ, Reus, Ress, Preuss, Reis, Heuss, Reusser, Ross, Ruhs, Weiss

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Where is the Reuss family from?

You can see how Reuss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reuss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reuss families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Reuss family living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reuss's in Canada. Quebec and 1 other province had the highest population of Reuss families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reuss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reuss. 16% of Reuss men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Reuss women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reuss were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Reuss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reuss 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Reuss. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Reuss. For the veterans among your Reuss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reuss lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reuss in 1941 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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