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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 Family Origin

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Russ Family Occupations

What did your Russ 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 Russ. 13% of Russ men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Russ women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Russ were Farm Carter and Glove Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Gardener
    8%
  • Colliery Hewer
    8%
  • Farm Carter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Glove Machinist
    2%

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

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

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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.

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