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Russaw Surname Meaning

Altered form of Welsh Rosser .

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


Similar surnames: Deshaw, Russeau, Russian, Bushaw, Hussar, Hussey, Roussel, Shaw

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Where is the Russaw family from?

You can see how Russaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Russaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Russaw families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Russaw families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Russaw's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Russaw families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Russaw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Russaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Russaw. 60% of Russaw men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Russaw women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Russaw were Janitor and Laundress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Janitor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Cook
    25%
  • Laundress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Russaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Russaw 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 54 immigration records available for the last name Russaw. 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 246 military records available for the last name Russaw. For the veterans among your Russaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Russaw lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Russaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Russaw in 1957 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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