Ru Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Lu, Yu, Ku, Wu, Xu, Fu, Pu, Hu, Gu, Su

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Ru Family Origin

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Ru Family Occupations

What did your Ru ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ru.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ru Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ru. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ru 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ru. 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 479 military records available for the last name Ru. For the veterans among your Ru ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ru Life Expectancy

What is the average Ru lifespan?

Between 1974 and 2003, in the United States, Ru life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ru in 1974 was 36, and 80 in 2003.

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