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Ruen Family History

Ruen Name Meaning

German: variant of Ruhn, from a short form of a personal name such as Ruomald. altered spelling of Rühen, reduced form of German Rüden or Ruden. ExG*** Norwegian: unexplained. Possibly an altered spelling of Irish and Scottish Ruane. BR, EML, kh. IGI 16 German, 9 English; 1880: 50, 2 Nor, 4 Ger, 7 Ire. English census 1881 has 1, born Ger.

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


Similar surnames: Roen, Rueb, Rhen, Ruan, Ren, Ruben, Bruen, Ruden, Gruen, Rush

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Where is the Ruen family from?

You can see how Ruen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Ruen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Ruen families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Ruen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ruen families in 1911.
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What did your Ruen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruen. 63% of Ruen men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Ruen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruen were Farm Tenant and Saleslady.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    63%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Tenant
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Saleslady
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ruen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 225 immigration records available for the last name Ruen. 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 221 military records available for the last name Ruen. For the veterans among your Ruen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruen lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Ruen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ruen in 1961 was 58, and 76 in 2003.

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