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Rus Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian, and Romanian (of Slavicnorigin): ethnic name for a Russian. DM, SL, DBR Czech:ndescriptive nickname from the adjective rusý ‘strawberrynblond’. DM Slovenian and Croatian (northern Croatia): nicknamenfrom the adjective rus ‘red-haired’, or from the dialect wordnrus ‘cockroach’. Compare Ros 3. SL

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

Similar surnames: Ros, Brus, Russ, Prus, Kus, Rys, Ruse, Rust, Ras, Ruhs

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Where is the Rus family from?

You can see how Rus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rus families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Rus families living in Ontario. This was about 29% of all the recorded Rus's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rus families in 1911.
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What did your Rus ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rus. .

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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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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Rus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rus 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rus. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Rus. For the veterans among your Rus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rus lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rus in 1960 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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