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Rue Name Meaning

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

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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Where is the Rue family from?

You can see how Rue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rue families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Rue families living in Alberta. This was about 28% of all the recorded Rue's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Rue families in 1911.
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What did your Rue ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rue. 50% of Rue men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Fisherman
  • Fils De Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Rue lifespan?

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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