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Fruit Family History

Fruit Name Meaning

Translation of German Frucht, a nickname from Middle High German vrucht ‘fruit’, ‘child’, ‘offspring’, or possibly a Jewish ornamental name or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower, from German Frucht ‘fruit’. Americanized spelling of German Fruth. French: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of fruit, from fruit ‘fruit’ (Latin fructus).

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


Similar surnames: Fruits, Brust, Fait, Faust, Fluitt, Frueh, Stuit, Kruis, Feit, Bruin

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Where is the Fruit family from?

You can see how Fruit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fruit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fruit families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Fruit families living in Illinois. This was about 27% of all the recorded Fruit's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Fruit families in 1840.
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What did your Fruit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fruit. 30% of Fruit men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Fruit women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fruit were Farming and Housework.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Fruit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fruit 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 262 immigration records available for the last name Fruit. 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 Fruit. For the veterans among your Fruit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fruit lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Fruit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Fruit in 1950 was 66, and 78 in 2004.

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