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 Family Origin

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Russ Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Shepherd

    2%

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

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Russ

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