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Rue Family History

Rue Name Meaning
French: topographic name for someone who lived on a track or pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’, ‘fold’).English: variant of Rowe 1, from the Old English byform r?w, or a habitational name from places in Devon and Isle of Wight called Rew from this word.Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named, notably in Telemark, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.

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

300,607 Historical Documents with Rue on Ancestry.com
74,996 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,762 Military Records
3,961 Immigration Records
108,494 Census and Voter Lists
103,394 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rue Families

  • Number of Rue families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rue families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rue families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rue Family Origin

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Rue Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rue

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Rue Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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