Rust Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent elm tree, Rust (Old High German ruost), or in northern Germany for someone who lived by a resting place or halt along a route, from Middle Low German ruste ‘rest’. ExG*** English (chiefly East Anglia) and Scottish: nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Old English rust ‘rust’ (from a Germanic root meaning ‘red’). adm

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


Similar surnames: Russ, Brust, Rast, Rush, Rost, Dust, Lust, Rutt, Pust, Trust

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Rust Family Occupations

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  • School Teacher

    23%
  • S

    15%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Clerk

    8%

In 1881, the most common Rust occupation in Canada was School Teacher. 23% of Rust's were School Teachers. School Teacher, S and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rust. A less common occupation for the Rust family was Clerk.

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Rust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rust in 1950 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rust

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