Ruter Family History

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Ruter Name Meaning

Dutch: variant spelling of Rutter 3. German: see Ruther. EG

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

Similar surnames: Ruther, Ruiter, Suter, Rumer, Ruder, Reder, Rutter, Luter, Riter

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Ruter Family Origin

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Ruter Family Occupations

What did your Ruter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ruter family was Grocer. Farmer, Carpenter and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruter. The most common Ruter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Ruter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Grocer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ruter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ruter Historical Records

What Ruter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ruter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ruter. For the veterans among your Ruter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruter Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ruter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ruter in 1960 was 58, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruter 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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