Rue Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived on a track or pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’, ‘fold’). English: variant of Rowe 1, from the Old English byform r?w, or a habitational name from places in Devon and Isle of Wight called Rew from this word. UK 60; adm Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named, notably in Telemark, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’. OV

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

Similar surnames: Rye, Brue, Roe, Rua, Ree, Re, Gue, Rule, Aue, Due

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Rue Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Rue Family Origin

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Rue Family Occupations

What did your Rue ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rue occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Rue's were Farmers.

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Rue Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Rue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rue 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rue. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Rue. For the veterans among your Rue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rue Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rue in 1950 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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