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Shuster Family History

Shuster Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schuster or variant spelling of this as a Jewish surname. Americanized spelling of Slovenian Šuster, archaic occupational name, of German origin, for a shoemaker (see Schuster).

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


Similar surnames: Schuster, Shutter, Shuler, Huster, Hutter, Shuter, Sauter, Muster

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Where is the Shuster family from?

You can see how Shuster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shuster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shuster families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Shuster families living in Quebec. This was about 36% of all the recorded Shuster's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Shuster families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shuster surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shuster ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Shuster. 58% of Shuster men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Tailor
    22%
  • Farmers Son
    11%
  • Labourer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Shuster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shuster 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shuster. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Shuster. For the veterans among your Shuster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shuster lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shuster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shuster in 1948 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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