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Rutledge Name Meaning

English and Scottish: most probably a habitational name from Routledge Burn (Cumberland) whose name may mean ‘loud stream’ although it is possible that the stream takes its name from the surname in which case the surname is probably from a lost or unidentified place. Routledge the more common form in the British Isles is found mainly on the English-Scottish borders.

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

Similar surnames: Whitledge, Routledge, Rudge, Rutten, Lodge, Arledge, Elledge, Ledger

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Where is the Rutledge family from?

You can see how Rutledge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rutledge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rutledge families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 35 Rutledge families living in Tennessee. This was about 17% of all the recorded Rutledge's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Rutledge families in 1840.
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What did your Rutledge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rutledge. 19% of Rutledge men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Rutledge women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutledge were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Rutledge. For the veterans among your Rutledge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rutledge lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rutledge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rutledge in 1940 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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