Rule Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Roul (see Rollo, Rolf). Scottish: habitational name from a place in Roxburghshire, so named from the stream on which it stands. This name is of uncertain origin, possibly from Welsh rhull ‘hasty’, ‘rash’. Probably an altered spelling of German Ruhl. EG

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


Similar surnames: Mule, Rue, Ruyle, Rhule, Duke, Ruble, Rude, Ruhe, Rush, Brue

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Rule Family Origin

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Rule Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Lumberman

    13%
  • Student

    13%
  • Machinist

    9%

In 1881, the most common Rule occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Rule's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rule family was Machinist. Farmer, Lumberman and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rule.

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Rule life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Rule in 1942 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rule

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