Ruef Family History

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Ruef Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: variant of Rueff (see Rudolf).

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


Similar surnames: Rueff, Ruen, Rueb, Rudi, Rief, Reef, Reif, Ruff, Naef, Riff

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Ruef Family Origin

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Ruef Family Occupations

What did your Ruef ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruef. 12% of Ruef men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Ruef women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruef were Assembler and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    5%
  • Assembler
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Buyer
    7%
  • Housework
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ruef Historical Records

What Ruef family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ruef. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruef 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 671 immigration records available for the last name Ruef. 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 692 military records available for the last name Ruef. For the veterans among your Ruef ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruef Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruef lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Ruef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ruef in 1963 was 71, and 75 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruef

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruef 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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