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Reuben Name Meaning

Welsh and English: from the Biblical personal name Reuben (see Rubin ) which was popular among Nonconformists from the 16th century onward. Jewish: 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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Where is the Reuben family from?

You can see how Reuben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reuben family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reuben families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Reuben families living in Maryland. This was about 25% of all the recorded Reuben's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Reuben families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reuben surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reuben ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reuben. 20% of Reuben men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Reuben women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reuben were Clerk and Typist. .

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Typist
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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