Russ Family History

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Russ Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rouse. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’. German (of Slavic origin): from Old Slavic rusu ‘reddish’, ‘blond’, hence a nickname or an ethnic name meaning ‘Russian’. Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a scree, Middle High German ru(o)zze. In some instances the name referred to personal or business connections with Russia, the country of the Reussen, from Middle High German Riusse. exg***

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


Similar surnames: Ross, Ruhs, Gruss, Rust, Reuss, Huss, Buss, Riss, Rush, Ress

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Russ Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Russ name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

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Russ Family Origin

Where is the Russ family from?

Russ Family Occupations

What did your Russ ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Russ family was Shepherd. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Russ. The most common Russ occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Russ's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Shepherd

    2%

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

Russ Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Russ. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Russ 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Russ. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Russ. For the veterans among your Russ ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Russ Life Expectancy

What is the average Russ lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Russ life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Russ in 1941 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Russ

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Russ 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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