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Rutledge Family History

Rutledge Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. If it is a habitational name, thenlocation and etymology of the place from which it derives arenobscure. Routledge, the more common form in the British Isles, isnfound mainly on the English-Scottish borders. The place in Cumbria, nowncalled Routledge Burn, seems to have received its name in the 16thncentury from a member of the family rather than vice versa.

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

Similar surnames: Whitledge, Routledge, Rudge, Rutten, Lodge, Arledge, Elledge, Ledger

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Where is the Rutledge family from?

You can see how Rutledge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rutledge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rutledge families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 182 Rutledge families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Rutledge's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rutledge families in 1911.
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What did your Rutledge ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rutledge. 40% of Rutledge men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Rutledge women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutledge were Salesman and Student.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • School Teacher
  • Student
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutledge. 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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There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Rutledge. For the veterans among your Rutledge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rutledge lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rutledge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rutledge in 1940 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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