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Rutan Family History

Rutan Name Meaning

French (Lorraine): variant of Ruttan . The surname Rutan is no longer found in France. In some cases also Polish: variant of Ruta . This surname is no longer found in Poland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ruta, Rutka, Rubin, Auton, Ruman, Ruttan, Rutman, Ruan, Ruter, Duran

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Where is the Rutan family from?

You can see how Rutan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rutan family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rutan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Rutan families living in New Jersey. This was about 46% of all the recorded Rutan's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Rutan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rutan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rutan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rutan. 23% of Rutan men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Rutan women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutan were Clerk and Seamstress. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Rutan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutan 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 857 immigration records available for the last name Rutan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rutan. For the veterans among your Rutan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rutan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rutan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rutan in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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