Reuss Family History

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Reuss Name Meaning

occupational name for a cobbler, Middle High German (alt)riusse. ethnic name from Middle High German riusse ‘Russian’; in some cases, a nickname for someone who had been in Russia or had connections there.

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

Similar surnames: Russ, Reus, Ress, Preuss, Reis, Heuss, Reusser, Ross, Ruhs, Weiss

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Reuss Family Origin

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Reuss Family Occupations

What did your Reuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Reuss family was Police Officer. Engineer Mechanical, Hardware Merchant and Manufacturing Furrier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reuss. The most common Reuss occupation in the UK was Engineer Mechanical. 14% of Reuss's were Engineer Mechanicals.

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  • Engineer Mechanical

  • Hardware Merchant

  • Manufacturing Furrier

  • Police Officer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reuss ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reuss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Reuss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reuss 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 Reuss. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Reuss. For the veterans among your Reuss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reuss Life Expectancy

What is the average Reuss lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reuss in 1941 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reuss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reuss 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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