Russian Family History

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Russian Name Meaning

Jewish: Americanized form of a like-sounding Ashkenazic surname; possibly Rusin, or a habitational name (Rosseyn(y), Rossiensky) derived from a place called Rossieny, now Raseiniai in Lithuania. ab

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

Similar surnames: Ruskin, Rusin, Russman, Rissman, Sussman, Rusak, Riskin, Rossin

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Russian Family Origin

Where is the Russian family from?

Russian Family Occupations

What did your Russian ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Russian family was Keeping House For John Travelstead. Farmer, Farm Labor and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Russian. The most common Russian occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Russian's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labor

  • Keeping House

  • Keeping House For John Travelstead


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

Russian Historical Records

What Russian family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Russian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Russian 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 521 immigration records available for the last name Russian. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Russian. For the veterans among your Russian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Russian Life Expectancy

What is the average Russian lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Russian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Russian in 1956 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Russian

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Russian 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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