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Rubin Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Hebrew personal name Reuven Biblical Reuben interpreted in Genesis 29:32 as reu ‘behold’ + ben ‘son’. This Biblical name influenced the selection of Ashkenazic surnames such as Rubinfeld that are ostensibly derived from the German Yiddish Polish Ukrainian and Russian vocabulary word rubin ‘ruby’ (see 2 below). See also 5 below. German French Slovenian and Croatian; Czech and Slovak (Rubín): from Middle High German rubn Old French rubi Slovenian and Croatian rubin Czech and Slovak rubín ‘ruby’ (all ultimately from Late Latin rubinus lapis a derivative of rubeus ‘red’) probably used as a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler. German and Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Ruprecht (see Rupprecht ). East German (of Sorbian origin) and Sorbian: habitational name from Ruben (Sorbian Rubyn) near Cottbus (Chóśebuz) in Lusatia. Compare Ruben Czech (Rubín) and Welsh: from a variant of the Biblical personal name Ruben (Czech) Reuben (English); see 1 above. English: variant of Ruby a cognate of 2 above.7: Italian: variant of Rubino .

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

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

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You can see how Rubin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rubin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rubin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 131 Rubin families living in Quebec. This was about 52% of all the recorded Rubin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Rubin families in 1911.
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What did your Rubin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rubin. 43% of Rubin men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Rubin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rubin were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Tailleur
  • Manufacturer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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