Rushton Family History

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Rushton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Cheshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire, from Old English rysc ‘rushes’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Ruston, Ashton, Muston, Oughton, Roughton, Alston, Haughton, Duston

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Rushton Family Origin

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Rushton Family Occupations

What did your Rushton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rushton. 9% of Rushton men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Rushton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rushton were Incapacitated and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

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

Rushton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Rushton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rushton 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Rushton. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Rushton. For the veterans among your Rushton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rushton Life Expectancy

What is the average Rushton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rushton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rushton in 1947 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rushton 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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