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Ruhs Family History

Ruhs Name Meaning

from Middle High German ruoz ‘soot’, ‘dirt’, hence a nickname for a blacksmith. nickname from Middle High German rus ‘rascal’, ‘uncouth fellow’. from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German hruod ‘renown’ + the suffix -z. HN, KH. ExG see Russ 5. ***

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

Similar surnames: Russ, Rudi, Uhr, Fuhs, Kuhs, Rohn, Rehm, Ruge, Kus, Rohm

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Where is the Ruhs family from?

You can see how Ruhs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruhs family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ruhs families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 17 Ruhs families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 39% of all the recorded Ruhs's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ruhs families in 1880.
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What did your Ruhs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Ruhs. 39% of Ruhs men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • General Sewing
  • Farm Laborer
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 286 immigration records available for the last name Ruhs. 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 336 military records available for the last name Ruhs. For the veterans among your Ruhs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruhs lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ruhs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ruhs in 1963 was 80, and 76 in 2004.

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