Rube Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’. German (Rübe): metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold turnips, from Middle High German ruobe, rüebe ‘turnip’. Danish: unexplained.

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

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Rube Family Origin

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Rube Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rube. A less common occupation for the Rube family was Laborer. The most common Rube occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Rube's were Farmers.

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Rube Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2003, Rube life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rube in 1962 was 86, and 69 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rube

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