Rubin Family History

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Rubin Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Hebrew personal name Reuven (interpreted in Genesis 29:32 as reu ‘behold’ + ben ‘a son’). This Biblical name influenced the selection of Ashkenazic surnames that are ostensibly derived from the German, Yiddish, Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian vocabulary word rubin ‘ruby’ (from Late Latin rubinus (lapis), a derivative of rubeus ‘red’). German and Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Ruprecht (see Rupprecht). Italian: variant of Rubino. French: metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, from Old French rubi ‘ruby’.

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

Similar surnames: Lubin, Robin, Rubi, Aubin, Ruben, Dubin, Babin, Rabin, Rudin, Rusin

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Rubin Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rubin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rubin Family Origin

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Rubin Family Occupations

What did your Rubin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rubin occupation in Canada was Pedlers. 100% of Rubin's were Pedlerss.

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  • Pedlers


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Rubin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Rubin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rubin 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Rubin. 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 Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Rubin. For the veterans among your Rubin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rubin Life Expectancy

What is the average Rubin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rubin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rubin in 1943 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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