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Unruh Family History

Unruh Name Meaning

German:: nickname for a restless or quarrelsome person from Middle High German Middle Low German unrouwe unrāwa ‘unrest disturbance’. habitational name from any of the places called Unruh in East Prussia or Unrow. nickname for a careless or casual person from Middle High German unruoch ‘careless negligent’.

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


Similar surnames: Unrath, Unrau, Knoth, Schuh, Unrue, Grum, Warth, Frueh, Unrein, Fruth

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Where is the Unruh family from?

You can see how Unruh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Unruh family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Unruh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Unruh families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 76% of all the recorded Unruh's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Unruh families in 1911.
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What did your Unruh ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Unruh. 69% of Unruh men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Unruh women worked as a Servant. .

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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
    69%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Farmers Son
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    100%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Unruh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unruh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Unruh. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Unruh. For the veterans among your Unruh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Unruh lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Unruh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Unruh in 1941 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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