Dust Family History

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Dust Name Meaning

English: from Old English dust ‘dust’, applied as a nickname, possibly for someone with a dusty complexion or hair (as, for example, a miller), or for a worthless person. North German: possibly a Westphalian habitational name from a farm named with dost ‘bush’, ‘brush’. However, the word also means ‘fine dust’, ‘flour’ and may have been applied as an occupational nickname for a miller. Compare 1.

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

Similar surnames: Rust, Durst, Lust, Duke, Pust, Dutt, Kus, Drust, Hust, Gust

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Dust Family Origin

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Dust Family Occupations

What did your Dust ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Transport Industry and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dust. 5% of Dust men worked as a Motor Transport Industry and 47% of Dust women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dust were Blind (pensioner) and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Transport Industry
  • Assistant Pipe Fitter Heavy Worker
  • Bench Hand Armaments Tester
  • Blind (pensioner)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Dairy Bookkeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Dust Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dust 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Dust. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dust. For the veterans among your Dust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dust Life Expectancy

What is the average Dust lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dust in 1952 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dust

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dust ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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