Ruston Family History

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Ruston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so named,nfor example in Norfolk, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire. The twonvillages of this name in Norfolk are recorded in Domesday Book asnRistuna, and are from Old English hris ‘brushwood’ +ntun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; Ruston Parva in EastnYorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Roreston, is named fromnthe genitive case of the Old Norse byname Hrór meaningn‘vigorous’ + Old English tun. Ruston in North Yorkshire isnRostune in Domesday Book, apparently from Old Englishnhrost ‘roost’, ‘roof’ + tun, referring to anbuilding with an unusual roof.

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

Similar surnames: Muston, Roston, Rushton, Buxton, Alston, Duston, Luton, Murton, Auton

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Ruston Family Origin

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Ruston Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ruston. 59% of Ruston men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ruston women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruston were Agent and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
  • Nurse
  • Farmer

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

Ruston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Ruston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruston 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruston. 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 Ruston. For the veterans among your Ruston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruston Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ruston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ruston in 1961 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

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