Ruane Family History

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Ruane Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin ‘descendant of Ruadhán’, a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’.

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

Similar surnames: Duane, Ruan, Quade, Shane, Ruge, Slane, Runk, Ranz, Pane, Daane

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Ruane Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ruane name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ruane. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Ruane Family Origin

Where is the Ruane family from?

Ruane Family Occupations

What did your Ruane ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner

  • Farmer


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

Ruane Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Ruane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruane 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruane. 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 Ruane. For the veterans among your Ruane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruane Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruane lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ruane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ruane in 1945 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruane 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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