Ruel Name Meaning

possibly Occitan, equivalent to French roelle ‘disc’ (Latin rotella, diminutive of rota ‘wheel’). RS, GT. IGI: 1 SW Europe; found mainly in Continental Europe

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


Similar surnames: Rull, Ruen, Brue, Tuel, Rubel, Rue, Gruel, Duey, Armel, Prue

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Ruel Family Origin

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Ruel Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    22%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruel. The most common Ruel occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 22% of Ruel's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Ruel family was School.

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Ruel Historical Records

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Ruel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Ruel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ruel in 1951 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruel

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