Rube Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Ruble, Rude, Rubel, Ruge, Grube, Dube, Ruben, Duke, Rubin, Zuber

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Rube Family Origin

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Rube Family Occupations

What did your Rube ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Rube Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rube. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rube 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rube. 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 Rube. For the veterans among your Rube ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rube Life Expectancy

What is the average Rube lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rube

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rube 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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