Ruge Family History

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Ruge Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German ruowe, ruge ‘quiet’, ‘calm’ or Low German rug ‘rough’, ‘crude’. from the personal name Rugo, a reduced form of Rüdiger (see Rudiger). EG

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


Similar surnames: Rube, Fuge, Rude, Rupe, Runge, Auge, Rugg, Rudge, Voge, Ruse

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Ruge Family Origin

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Ruge Family Occupations

What did your Ruge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruge. 8% of Ruge men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Ruge women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruge were Carpenter and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Mechanic
    3%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%

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

Ruge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ruge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruge 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruge. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ruge. For the veterans among your Ruge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruge Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruge lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ruge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ruge in 1956 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruge 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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