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Ruston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Norfolk, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire. The two villages of this name in Norfolk are recorded in Domesday Book as Ristuna, and are from Old English hris ‘brushwood’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; Ruston Parva in East Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Roreston, is named from the genitive case of the Old Norse byname Hrór meaning ‘vigorous’ + Old English tun. Ruston in North Yorkshire is Rostune in Domesday Book, apparently from Old English hrost ‘roost’, ‘roof’ + tun, referring to a building with an unusual roof.

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


Similar surnames: Muston, Roston, Rushton, Buxton, Alston, Duston, Luton, Murton, Auton

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Ruston Family Origin

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Ruston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Ruston occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Ruston's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruston. A less common occupation for the Ruston family was Annuitant.

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