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Fruth Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German vruot ‘clever’, ‘astute’.

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

Similar surnames: Frueh, Frech, Brush, Ruch, Pluth, Forth, Bluth, Ruth, Fauth, Rath

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Where is the Fruth family from?

You can see how Fruth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fruth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fruth families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Fruth families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Fruth's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fruth families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fruth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fruth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fruth. 31% of Fruth men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Fruth women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fruth were Truck Driver and Nurse.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • House Wife
  • Domestic
  • Nurse
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What Fruth family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fruth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fruth 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 862 immigration records available for the last name Fruth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Fruth. For the veterans among your Fruth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fruth lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fruth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Fruth in 1959 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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