Russett Family History

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Russett Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English russet ‘reddish brown’, (from Old French rosset, diminutive of rous ‘red’, from Latin russus ‘red’). This may have been a nickname denoting hair coloring or complexion, but in Middle English russet denoted in particular a kind of coarse woolen cloth of a reddish brown or subdued color, typically worn by country people and the poor. pwh. UK 31. Not in RW, GFB

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

Similar surnames: Russell, Bassett, Bessent, Duffett, Bissett, Fossett, Russel

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Russett Family Origin

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Russett Family Occupations

What did your Russett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Engineer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Russett. 5% of Russett men worked as a Motor Engineer and 49% of Russett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Russett were Auto Truck Driver (heavy Worker) and Assisting Husband

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Engineer
  • Asst Manager Transport Co
  • Asst Transport Mana
  • Auto Truck Driver (heavy Worker)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Assisting Husband

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

Russett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Russett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Russett 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 485 immigration records available for the last name Russett. 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 570 military records available for the last name Russett. For the veterans among your Russett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Russett Life Expectancy

What is the average Russett lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Russett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Russett in 1947 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Russett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Russett 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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