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Kus Surname Meaning

Polish and Croatian: descriptive nickname from Polish kusy Croatian kus ‘(too) short truncated’. See also Polish Kusy and Croatian Kusic . Czech (mainly Kůs) and Slovenian: nickname from Czech kůs Slovenian kus an old and dialect spelling of kos ‘blackbird’ (see Kos ) respectively. Czech (Kuš): nickname derived from kuše ‘crossbow’. Compare Cush and Kush . German: variant of Kuss . German: nickname from Middle Low German kuse ‘club’ or ‘molar-tooth’. German: metonymic occupational name for a farmer from Middle High German kuose ‘female calf or sheep’.7: Hungarian: from Turkish kuş ‘bird’. This was a totemic symbol of an ancient Hungarian clan hence a protective name for a member of the tribe. Compare Cush and Kush .8: Turkish (Kuş): ornamental name or nickname from kuş ‘bird’.

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Kuss, Kusy, Kust, Kuc, Kun, Kuhs, Kuk, Rus, Klus

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You can see how Kus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Kus families living in Buckinghamshire. This was about 70% of all the recorded Kus's in United Kingdom. Buckinghamshire had the highest population of Kus families in 1891.
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What did your Kus ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kus. 100% of Kus women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kus in 1944 was 33, and 69 in 2004.

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