Ruhs Family History

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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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Ruhs Family Origin

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Ruhs Family Occupations

What did your Ruhs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruhs. 17% of Ruhs men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Ruhs women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruhs were General Sewing and Ohashier Ther

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • General Sewing
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Ohashier Ther
    15%

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

Ruhs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ruhs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruhs 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 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 Card

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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Ruhs Life Expectancy

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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