Rusk Family History

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Rusk Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a topographic name from Gaelic riasg ‘marsh’, ‘bog’. Compare Risk. KaM Probably also an altered form of German Ruske, Roske, diminutives of Rose. EG

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


Similar surnames: Rush, Risk, Russ, Rust, Ruck, Ruse, Runk, Turk, Pust, Rudi

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Rusk Family Origin

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Rusk Family Occupations

What did your Rusk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rusk family was Laborer. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rusk. The most common Rusk occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Rusk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Labourer

    11%
  • School

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rusk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rusk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rusk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rusk 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

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rusk. 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 Card

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

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Rusk Life Expectancy

What is the average Rusk lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rusk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rusk in 1951 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rusk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rusk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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