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Rustan Family History

Rustan Surname Meaning

English: variant of Rustin . This surname is now rare in Britain. Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Rustan Rustand in eastern Norway a variant of Rustad .

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


Similar surnames: Rusten, Rustin, Ruston, Auston, Mustain, Ruttan, Rudman, Rosman

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Where is the Rustan family from?

You can see how Rustan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rustan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rustan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Rustan families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Rustan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rustan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rustan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rustan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rustan. 48% of Rustan men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rustan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rustan were Farm Laborer and House Work. .

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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

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • House Work
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rustan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rustan 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Rustan. 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 167 military records available for the last name Rustan. For the veterans among your Rustan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rustan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rustan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rustan in 1962 was 81, and 89 in 2004.

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