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Rubin Family History

Rubin Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Hebrew personal name Reuven (interpreted in Genesis 29:32 as reu ‘behold’ + ben ‘a son’). This Biblical name influenced the selection of Ashkenazic surnames that are ostensibly derived from the German, Yiddish, Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian vocabulary word rubin ‘ruby’ (from Late Latin rubinus (lapis), a derivative of rubeus ‘red’).German and Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Ruprecht (see Rupprecht).Italian: variant of Rubino.French: metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, from Old French rubi ‘ruby’.

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

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16,293 Military Records
31,138 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Rubin Families

  • Number of Rubin families
     651 - 1,299
     218 - 650
     1 - 217
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rubin families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rubin families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rubin Family Origin

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Rubin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rubin

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Rubin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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