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Ruan Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant of Ruane. Spanish (Ruán): possibly from ruán ‘roan’ (a color of horses), a variant of Ruano 2. Chinese : from the name of the state of Ruan, which existed during the later Shang dynasty (sometimes called the Yin dynasty, 1401–1122 bc). After this state was conquered by Wen Wang shortly before the Zhou dynasty displaced the Shang dynasty, the Ruan ruling class adopted the place name as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Guan, Quan, Yuan, Duan, Ruen, Roan, Ban, Truan, Kuan, Ruano

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Ruan Family Origin

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Ruan Family Occupations

What did your Ruan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Ruan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruan family was Boarding House. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruan.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Boarding House

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ruan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ruan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ruan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruancensus 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 Ruan. 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 847 military records available for the last name Ruan. For the veterans among your Ruan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruan Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruan lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Ruan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ruan in 1968 was 84, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruan 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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