Rueger Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Rueger Name Meaning

from a reduced form of the personal name Rüdeger (see Rudiger). EG nickname or metonymic occupational name from Middle High German rüegaere, rüeger ‘complainer’, ‘informant’, ‘plaintiff’. EG

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

Similar surnames: Rieger, Krueger, Roeger, Ruge, Reger, Rieber, Rucker, Fieger, Reder

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Rueger Family Origin

Where is the Rueger family from?

Rueger Family Occupations

What did your Rueger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Book were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rueger. 34% of Rueger men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Rueger women worked as a Book. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rueger were Minister and Married Woman

View Census data for Rueger | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Minister

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Book
  • Helper
  • Housekeeper
  • Married Woman

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

Rueger Historical Records

What Rueger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rueger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rueger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Rueger

Passenger List

There are 752 immigration records available for the last name Rueger. 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.

View all Rueger immigration records

Draft Card

There are 722 military records available for the last name Rueger. For the veterans among your Rueger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Rueger military records

You've only scratched the surface of Rueger family history.

Rueger Life Expectancy

What is the average Rueger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rueger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rueger in 1957 was 56, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rueger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rueger 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.

Famous Rueger Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name