Rus Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian, and Romanian (of Slavic origin): ethnic name for a Russian. DM, SL, DBR Czech: descriptive nickname from the adjective rusý ‘strawberry blond’. DM Slovenian and Croatian (northern Croatia): nickname from the adjective rus ‘red-haired’, or from the dialect word rus ‘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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Rus Family Origin

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Rus Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rus. 34% of Rus men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerical
  • Clerk
  • Cultiv

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rus Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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Draft Card

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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Rus Life Expectancy

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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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