Kus Name Meaning

Polish: descriptive nickname from kus, kusy ‘short’, ‘cropped (hair)’, ‘bob-tailed’ (see Kusy). Slovenian and Czech: nickname from kus, an old spelling of kos ‘blackbird’ (see Kos), perhaps applied to someone with a good singing voice. Hungarian: from Slavic kus ‘falcon’. This was a totemic symbol of an ancient Hungarian clan, hence a protective name for a member of the tribe. German: variant of Kuss.

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

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

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Kus Family Occupations

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In 1880, laborer and Works Cordage Fact. were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kus. The most common Kus occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Kus's were Laborers.

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  • Works Cordage Fact.


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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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