Reuben Family History

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Reuben Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Biblical personal name Reuben (see Rubin), which was popular among Nonconformists from the 16th century onward. Jewish (Israeli): from the Hebrew form of the personal name Rubin.

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

Similar surnames: Rubin, Ruben, Rubens, Regen, Eiben, Rube, Leben, Ruen, Gruben, Gebben

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Reuben Family Origin

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Reuben Family Occupations

What did your Reuben ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reuben. The most common Reuben occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Reuben's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reuben family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeps House


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Reuben Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Reuben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reuben census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Reuben. 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 Card

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

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Reuben Life Expectancy

What is the average Reuben lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Reuben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reuben in 1948 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reuben

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reuben ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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