Rushing Family History

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Rushing Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the eastern German family name Rusching, a variant of Rusche 2. ExG from eg to pwh: "only 4 in Ger. tel. dir., also English?"***

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

Similar surnames: Rustin, Running, Cushing, Ruskin, Bushong, Ruehling, Rising, Burling

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Rushing Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rushing name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rushing. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Rushing Family Origin

Where is the Rushing family from?

Rushing Family Occupations

What did your Rushing ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Fitter and Member Of The Stock Exchange were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rushing. The most common Rushing occupation in the UK was Fitter. 50% of Rushing's were Fitters.

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  • Fitter

  • Member Of The Stock Exchange


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Rushing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Rushing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rushing 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rushing. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Rushing. For the veterans among your Rushing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rushing Life Expectancy

What is the average Rushing lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rushing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rushing in 1940 was 30, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rushing 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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