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Dust Family History

Dust Name Meaning

English (Middlesex): from Middle English dust doust ‘dust’ (Old English dūst) possibly with reference to a dust-colored complexion or hair. Alternatively since the Middle English word also denoted a ‘speck of dust’ it may have been used of someone with a small thin body or slight appearance. North German: possibly a Westphalian habitational name from a farm named with dost ‘bush brush’. However the word also means ‘fine dust flour’ and may have been applied as an occupational name for a miller.

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


Similar surnames: Rust, Durst, Lust, Duke, Pust, Dutt, Kus, Drust, Hust, Gust

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Where is the Dust family from?

You can see how Dust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dust family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dust families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 42 Dust families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Dust's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dust families in 1891.
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What did your Dust ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Transport Industry and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dust. 100% of Dust men worked as a Motor Transport Industry and 84% of Dust women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Motor Transport Industry
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Cotton Weaver
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Dairy Bookkeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dust census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 608 immigration records available for the last name Dust. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dust. For the veterans among your Dust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dust lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dust in 1952 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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