Ruch Family History

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Ruch Name Meaning

Swiss 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 ru(ch), Middle High German ruch ‘shaggy’, ‘rough’, ‘crude’, ‘hard’. EG

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

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

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Ruch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ruch name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Ruch Family Origin

Where is the Ruch family from?

Ruch Family Occupations

What did your Ruch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruch. A less common occupation for the Ruch family was Drover. The most common Ruch occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Ruch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Cultivateur

  • Drover


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ruch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ruch Historical Records

What Ruch family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ruch Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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