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Rua Name Meaning

Galician (Rúa): habitational name from any of the numerous places in Galicia so named, from rua ‘street’. Italian: when not of Spanish origin, a topographic name from Sicilian ruga ‘road’, or a habitational name from any of various places named Rua, as for example the locality so named in San Pietro di Feletto in Teviso province. The form Ruà, typical of Piedmont, relates to a district of Pragelato in Torino province or to Ruà del Prato in Dronero, Cuneo province.

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


Similar surnames: Rue, Lua, Ruta, Dua, Rux, Hua, Roa, Brue, Pla, Aue

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Where is the Rua family from?

You can see how Rua families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rua family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rua families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Rua families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Rua's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rua families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rua surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rua ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rua. 33% of Rua men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Rua women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rua were Farming and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Truck Driver
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    28%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rua. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rua 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rua. 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 397 military records available for the last name Rua. For the veterans among your Rua ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rua lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rua life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rua in 1944 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

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