Rutz Family History

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Rutz Name Meaning

from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the Old High German element hrod ‘renown’, for example Rudolf. occupational name for a cobbler, Middle Low German rutze, ruce. habitational name from a place so named in Switzerland. EG

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

Similar surnames: Ruth, Retz, Butz, Putz, Ratz, Lutz, Ritz, Mutz, Gratz, Rotz

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Rutz Family Origin

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Rutz Family Occupations

What did your Rutz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rutz occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 100% of Rutz's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith


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

Rutz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Rutz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutz 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rutz. For the veterans among your Rutz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rutz Life Expectancy

What is the average Rutz lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rutz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rutz in 1958 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rutz 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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