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Ruano Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from Spanish ruano, which denoted someone with reddish hair (compare Ruan), or alternatively a street dweller.

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

Similar surnames: Ruan, Rana, Cano, Riano, Piano, Juan, Nunno, Llano, Runk, Buono

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Where is the Ruano family from?

You can see how Ruano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruano family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ruano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Ruano families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Ruano's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Ruano families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Ruano. 39% of Ruano men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Operator
  • Section Hand
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ruano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruano 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 Ruano. 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 210 military records available for the last name Ruano. For the veterans among your Ruano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruano lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ruano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ruano in 1959 was 66, and 72 in 2004.

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