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Truss Surname Meaning

English (mainly Essex and Middlesex): metonymic occupational name from Middle English trusse ‘bundle package’ (Old French trousse) perhaps for a porter. See also Trussell . Americanized form of Ukrainian Trus: nickname from trus ‘rabbit’ typically applied to someone thought to be a coward.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Trust, Trush, Russ, Brush, Gruss, Grass, Brus, Brusse, Gress, Rust

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Where is the Truss family from?

You can see how Truss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Truss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Truss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 71 Truss families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Truss's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Truss families in 1891.
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What did your Truss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Truss. 34% of Truss men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Truss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Truss were Foreman Aircraft Factory and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Milk Roundsman
    17%
  • Milk Roundsman Heavy Worker
    17%
  • Foreman Aircraft Factory
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Truss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Truss 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Truss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Truss. For the veterans among your Truss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Truss lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Truss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Truss in 1946 was 36, and 63 in 2004.

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