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Ruch Family History

Ruch Name Meaning

Swiss German and South German: nickname for a greedy person from Middle High German ruoch ‘eager intent’. German: nickname for an unkempt or rough person from Middle Low German rū(ch) Middle High German rūch ‘shaggy rough crude hard’.

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

Similar surnames: Rusch, Tuch, Ruck, Puch, Rach, Buch, Rauch, Auch, Ruh, Rech

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Where is the Ruch family from?

You can see how Ruch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 65 Ruch families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Ruch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ruch families in 1911.
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What did your Ruch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ruch. 55% of Ruch men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Ruch women worked as a 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Painter
  • Factory

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Ruch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruch 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruch. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ruch. For the veterans among your Ruch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruch lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ruch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ruch in 1951 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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